You need to be Agile because the market have told you so
“... In the past, Man has been ﬁrst. Inthe future, the system must be ﬁrst ...the ﬁrst object of any good systemmust be that of developing ﬁrst-classmen; and under systematicmanagement the best man rises to thetop more certainly and more rapidlythan ever before”Frederick Taylor’s Scientiﬁc Management
Knowledge workers is a new breed ofemployees who employ their knowledge and brainpower, instead of their hands, as a mean to income. -- Peter Drucker (1960)
Bureaucracy has preventedmany individuals to perform at their best
Waterfall model is “risky and invites failure” because it leaves testing until the end -- Dr. Winston W. Royce
Agile ManifestoWe are uncovering better ways of developing software bydoing it and helping others do it.Through this work we have come to value:• Individuals and interactions over processes and tools• Working software over comprehensive documentation• Customer collaboration over contract negotiation• Responding to change over following a planThat is, while there is value in the items on the right, wevalue the items on the left more.
It is typical to adopt the deﬁned (theoritical) modeling approach whenthe underlying mechanisms by which a process operates are reasonably understood. When the process is too complicatedfor the deﬁned approach, the empirical approach is the appropriate choice. -- B.A. Ogunnaike and W.H. Ray
Scrum is used for complex work in which it is impossible topredict everything that will occur -- Ken Schwaber