19 Jan 2015
January 19, 2015

Is Agile a cancer to be eliminated?

January 19, 2015 Fun, People, Standards 0 Comment

Àgile-CancerBack in September 2014, Erik Meijer, a Dutch computer scientist, gave a remarkable keynote speech at Reaktor Dev Day in Helsinki, Finland.  It began with a claim that “Agile is a cancer that we have to eliminate from the industry”. You can follow the full video at Vimeo . This speech incited a large number of web discussions about who is right and who is not, who does and who does not understand Agile, but the most of those discussions missed the main point. The challenging opening was an overture to the main idea, and that is ‘One Hacker Way’. It contains – as may well be expected from a keynote speech – provoking, disputable and controversial statements, but also some very intriguing stuff.  I would say: listen to the message, try to understand it and do not judge from a holy Agile corner.

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