The Shamanic View
The Wheel of the Year is from the Celtic tradition, and uses eight major quarter and cross-quarter holidays that happen with each revolution of the earth around the sun. These holidays mark the passage of time and celebrate the changing seasons and cycles of life.
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Not only do I use these eight holidays in the course of the year to make intentions and track their progress, I also use the Wheel for relationships and events. All things are cyclical and it’s helpful to have a framework to navigate the waxing and waning of all things.
The AGILE VIEW
The Agile Method is used in software development, and uses short, iterative development cycles which are known as “sprints.” This project management method anticipates change and allows for much more flexibility; small changes can be made without huge re-dos of the budget or schedule.
The process involves breaking down each project into prioritized steps, and then iteratively building and improving, with reviews at each step. The insights gained from the reviews are used to determine the next step in development. Goals are set at the beginning of each iteration, for example, expected changes, time estimates, priorities and budgets.
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