25 Sep '14, 8pm

another giant blog post: Agile Is Overripe I can't dis Yegge on this one, though, because it rambles a bit

another giant blog post: Agile Is Overripe I can't dis Yegge on this one, though, because it rambles a bit

I don't think highly of Scrum, but the problem here goes deeper. The Agile Manifesto is flawed too. Consider this core principle of Agile development: "business people and developers must work together." Why are we supposed to think developers are not business people? ... The Agile Manifesto might also be to blame for the Scrum standup. It states that "the most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation." In fairness to the manifesto's authors, it was written in 2001, and at that time git log did not yet exist. However, in light of today's toolset for distributed collaboration, it's another completely implausible assertion... In addition to defying logic and available evidence, both these Agile Manifesto principles encourage a kind of babysitting mentality.

Full article: http://gilesbowkett.blogspot.com/2014/09/agile-is-overrip...

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