February 2010

Why Agile Fails

February 24, 2010 1 comment

Why do some teams adopt an agile methodology and become wildly successful while other teams adopt agile and fail miserably? What is the difference? In order for software development to be successful we must “build the right thing” and “build the thing right”. Agile strives for both but without understanding the goals and how agile […]

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Why Agile Works

February 18, 2010 0 comments

I don’t believe in silver bullets for software development. Building software is very creative and I don’t think we can do it by just following a prescribed set of steps without thinking about what we are doing. And thank goodness. I don’t want to be in a field where I can go on automatic. I […]

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2020 Hindsight: The Next 10 Years of Agile Development

February 11, 2010 0 comments

Agile methodologies seem to be taking root in recent years as more and more organizations realize that iterative development done correctly is a highly efficient way to build software. As I see agility gaining popularity I can’t help wondering what the next ten years will hold for agile development. I just returned from Agile Open […]

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