Why is building a bridge using an Agile approach not a good idea?
Because a bridge is a monolithic construction, the scope of which is mostly inflexible and where value is obtained only once, i.e. at the end of construction. This is why we would tend to build a bridge using a detailed plan that ensures the structure integrity.
But it is not always possible to reduce the uncertainty of a problem by designing a detailed solution. When the initial information is inadequate and the product is sufficiently flexible to allow for experimenting, empirical approaches such as Agile methods are most effective.
Through various examples of risk management, Mathieu invites you to take a critical look to make an informed choice between Agile approaches and traditional methods: the construction of buildings and structures; an ERP implementation; a marketing campaign; a vehicle design; a school group work (and more).