Don't give up on Agile just yet

J.B. Rainsberger bor til dagligt i Canada og gæster os i forbindelse med afholdelse af den åbne workshop, Surviving Legacy Code. 

Denne aften bliver du inviteret til et cafémøde, hvor emnet ikke er så nørde-specifikt, men lægger op til en mere overordnet snak om, hvorfor det stadig er værd at gøre virksomheder mere agile. Aftens cafémøde afholdes på engelsk.

Se J.B. på video: 

 

----- Over the last 15 years or so, we've seen "Agile Software Development" pass through the typical lifecycle of popular ideas. "They" tried to ignore it. Then they laughed at it. Then they screamed at it. Then they saw that other people were doing it, so they started trying to make money at it. Now it's a mess and some of its most ardent early supporters have left it behind, seeing it as a failed experiment, and disillusioned with where it has gone.

In some places, "Agile" has a very, very bad name indeed. I have some idea what happened, and I have good news: it probably couldn't have happened any other way and it reflects a success story, not a failure. Should we leave all this agile nonsense behind and start again, maybe with a new word? Should we struggle to rehabilitate the "agile brand"? Should we care at all?

Let's talk about this. I can share my thoughts, but I'd also like to discuss this with you. Bring your opinions, your questions, and maybe even your fears. If I do my job well, then you will walk away feeling better about the word "Agile" than when you came in. 

J. B. (Joe) Rainsberger :: @jbrains