21 Apr '16, 1pm

Adventures With Agile interview

Again most of the challenges I see are structural. Hand-offs are time-consuming and often politically-mandated, involving sign-off and transitioning of blame. So people tend to work in larger batches. Instead of delivering a single feature all the way through, the process starts with an expensive exercise to sign off a large chunk of money, then there is a cascade of documents from the Proposal and Business Requirements Document through to detailed functional specification, and so on. It seems agile methods are tolerated for smaller pieces of work, but anything substantial immediately falls back into the traditional gated processes.

Full article: https://dannorth.net/2016/04/20/awa-interview/

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