Re: Re: [ljc] "I've never been a true believer in the Agile method"

From: Colin V.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 9:15 AM
But isn't this one of the reasons Agile was, er, "invented"? We know that a large proportion of projects fail, so bring possible failure as far forward into the project as possible so it can be avoided, instead of waiting 6 months/a year/whatever when all the cash has been spent!

I 'believe' in common sense and competent people (at all levels, not just developers!) -- they can do it with waterfall just as good as they can do it with Agile (whatever that means!) or any other method. In fact, they will do it without any strictly defined method. They'll just do it as they have been doing it for decades.

Yes, we all know that 80% of all software projects end up in tears (which is actually consistent with the rest of the Universe so it's hardly a shocking or unusual statistic -- why should we be different from everybody else?), but obviously in 20% of cases people were getting it right :) Must be people and not the method which did the trick.

-Anatoli




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