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Agile considered harmful

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Presentation from XPDay 2011 - Why Agile has 'crossed the chasm', where we are now, and what the future holds for Agile.

Presentation from XPDay 2011 - Why Agile has 'crossed the chasm', where we are now, and what the future holds for Agile.

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  • 1. fu l r m 20 11 h a se, r ed es en ide ou rc ns rs e co yfox fo gil leep A @sThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 2. Who? • @SleepyFox • a.k.a. Nigel Runnels-Moss • Software Craftsman • Unrepentant geek • 35 years programming stuff @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 3. RUPThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 4. Thursday, 8 December 2011
  • 5. Structure • Agile today • What went wrong • Development of methodologies • Reveal: the Next Big Thing! ™ @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 6. Agile today @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 7. Agile has crossed the chasm @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 8. Exhibit A.Thursday, 8 December 2011
  • 9. Exhibit B.Thursday, 8 December 2011
  • 10. Exhibit C.Thursday, 8 December 2011
  • 11. Exhibit D.Thursday, 8 December 2011
  • 12. Exhibit E.Thursday, 8 December 2011
  • 13. We’re all Agile! @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 14. Poll: Agile failures How many people in the room have: • Seen bad customer reactions to talk or mentions of Agile/Scrum/...? • Heard ‘We tried Agile/Scrum/... and it didn’t work’? • Experienced organisations that had policies against Agile practices? @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 15. Agile ________ • Agile Testing • Agile Modelling • Agile Project Management • Agile Transformation • Agile Business Intelligence • Agile Portfolio Management • Agile Government • 1400+ books on Agile on Amazon @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 16. What does Agile mean? • ‘Fast’ • ‘Good’ • ‘Better’ • ‘Cheaper’ • ‘Reactive’ • ‘Responsive to change’ • ‘Lightweight’? @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 17. Agile? People conflate concepts: • Agile methodologies • Agile principles or values • Agile tools or techniques • Linguistic meanings of ‘Agile’ @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 18. Wide-scale backlash “75% of organizations do not get the benefits they expect.” – Ken Schwaber, founder of Scrum @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 19. Wide-scale backlash • 60% of CSM ‘graduates’ felt bad about certification – Scott Ambler survey • “Only 1% of lean initiatives meet their goals.” – Jeffrey Liker, author of ‘The Toyota Way’ • “Agile development is an evangelical fad ill- suited to government IT.” – corporate IT lawyer Alistair Maughan, Computer Weekly • “Agile Software Is A Cop-Out” – Mike Gualtieri, Forrester Research @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 20. Why is Agile failing?Thursday, 8 December 2011
  • 21. Olympic training diet Agile @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 22. ‘Lazy’ AgileThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 23. Cargo Cult Agile @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 24. Timeline of methodologies @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 25. The Next Big Thing!™ @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 26. Adoption curve @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 27. Development of religious movements Disciples Scripture Reformation Vision Heresy Dogma @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 28. He’s not the Messiah! @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 29. What ‘Agile’ really means Individuals and interactions Processes and tools Working software Comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration Contract negotiation Responding to change Following a plan @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 30. Philosophy, not methodology Forget processes Learn principles Forget methodology Learn context Forget dogma Learn values @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 31. Metaprogramming @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 32. Metaprogramming @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 33. Metaprogramming @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 34. The Tao of ProgrammingThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 35. My new book @sleepyfox for sourcesenseThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 36. The Next Big Thing?™ The sleeper must awakenThursday, 8 December 2011
  • 37. Thank you @sleepyfox on Twitter creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0Thursday, 8 December 2011

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