ArmenT wrote:Singha wrote:And the have shippable code every two weeks thing
Btw netz seriously tried agile in many bu for 2 yrs and most have abandoned and gone back to waterfall model.
People were hiding for 2 weeks fixing 1 bug writing a agile story around it...
Agile is not for everyone and is not a one-size-fits-all product. Anyone who claims that it works everywhere is a fraud and is only trying to sell his/her book or promoting their consulting service. If it works for you, then good, but it doesn't necessarily work for the next guy.
That is so true. Unfortunately a lot of CIOs/CTOs have either drank the coolaid or face peer pressure if they don't adopt Agile. They just don't have the guts to say that we are not there yet and hence we cannot implement Agile. It's more of a journey than destination. It has caused a lot of anger and confusion at my work place. People are asked to create a user story if they are having a conversation that lasts more than an hour. People openly mock SMs saying that the conversation will only last 59 mins and 59 secs. Then there a a thing where developers are done with their work in the first 5-6-7 days and take rest of the time off to work on "self-development". Our org is not at all ready for Agile and yet it is being forced down the throat. There was an effort to shoehorn operational work like infrastructure and content through Agile. Don't know how that makes sense.