How has the world changed since Agile Manifesto happened?


Agile Manifesto was (formulated? signed? declared?) in 2001 February. The manifesto was born out the software development challenges faced in the 90’s. More than a decade has passed and we live in a different world. 6 ways the world has changed 1) Pace of change has become faster and faster Technology is changing faster. User … Continue reading

Does the Agile Manifesto read like a Deceleration of Independence?


The Agile Manifesto happens to be a unique piece of document. I cannot find any equivalent document in whole of software engineering history. Why only software engineering, I cannot think of any equivalent in any field of engineering. Think of how it was developed. In February, 2001, seventeen like-minded people got together and came up with the manifesto. … Continue reading

Agile Projects are more Successful – Survey Result


Survey conducted by Scott Ambler has consistently (2008, 2010 & 2011) shown that Agile and Iterative Projects have been more successful. Apart from the fact that Agile has been consistently been more successful compared to traditional approach, these survey result show two more interesting result – one of them is very surprising. 1) The gap … Continue reading

Scaling Agile – Is it possible without violating Agile Manifesto?


In short the answer is a big NO. Agile@Scale ≠ Agile@Manifesto Why do I say that Agile@Manifesto cannot be scaled? Apart from what is explicitly stated in the manifesto, there is an unstated belief that “any” software can be developed by a small group of highly talented & motivated individual as long as they are … Continue reading

Is it Blasphemous to Criticize Agile?


This is how I was planning to start my post … “…believe me … I do think agile works … in most … well if not in most cases then in many cases. That by implication means it is not a silver bullet for all situation. In fact, no technique, no methodology, no solution can … Continue reading

Agile Trends – Minus the Hype


Surprise, surprises … Agile has never appeared in Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. So, the task of separating the hype from reality becomes simpler. The reality, Scott Ambler says, is that “…you’d have a hard time these days trying to find people who don’t want to be agile…” Agile is like starfish – you … Continue reading