Software Development Best Practices Blog

Watching Agile Grow Up

Is Agile, which was baby a few years ago, growing up to be just another moody development adolescent on the way to becoming a ho-hum mainstream adult? One of the fascinating (or darn scary) aspects of having children is watching them grow up. As they take on more and more decision making on their own, they begin to do things that, frankly, can make you cringe. I bet that is true for the Agile thought leaders as well. How well are things like empowerment and high bandwidth...

  1. Posted on March 3, 2009 2:24:PM by Earl Beede to Practicing Earl
  2. Methods & Processes, Technique, Agile, humor, iteration

Incremative

In our 10x and Agile seminars, I talk about the role and purpose of incremental and iterative (incremative) development practices. On the surface incremative development is kind of wasteful. I mean, it is like asking me to drive to the grocery store and a I stop on each block, call home and ask my wife, "I am one block closer to the grocery store. Do you still want me to get the milk?" By the time I get there, buy the milk, call 10 more times on the way home, ("Do you still want me to come...

  1. Posted on July 1, 2007 7:45:AM by Earl Beede to Practicing Earl
  2. Methods & Processes, Technique, Agile, humor, increments, iteration, milk, Management