Is it Agile, or Chaos?

January 26, 2010 | 4 Comments

Every so often I’ll run  into a product owner, project manager or other stakeholder who thinks that “agile” is the best thing since sliced bread. But it’s not really for the reasons you’d consider healthy. “We can change what we want at any time, because we’re being Agile!” they say. Read more



Some ideas that seem perfectly sensible are really disasters waiting to happen, and agile teams are not immune. I’ve started to notice some frequent mistakes that inexperienced, and sometimes not so inexperienced, teams make when they’re trying to be agile. These things seem like perfectly good, common sense ideas, but they have undesirable consequences, and we’re going to see what those consequences are.

Sometimes teams get too enthusiastic, and while enthusiasm is a good thing, it can get out of hand. The temptation to add additional bells and whistles to a story in the sprint backlog can be a temptation that’s hard to resist, but resist we should. Why, you ask? Read more


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