Tagged: Is agile dead
June 17, 2016 at 12:29 pm #6802
This is the raw & short version of my script. I could still add some meat to it.
Last month (June 2016), I helped a well-known higher education institute in Indonesia. I train the lecturers there, so that their students can practice agile software development.
[I show the audience some photos and videos as the proofs]
Can you imagine a condition when all our CS/IT students already get the real experiences of proper Scrum, Automated Testing, etc?
In that imaginary world, agile software development is already the norm! In the other side, there is no more room for Waterfall’s Big-Design-Up-Front style. Because we know that any software problem is inherently a design problem—or complex problem in Cynefin framework. You can’t solve that kind of problem by designing a big-fixed solution up in the front.
And if almost every software development is already agile—as it was visioned back then in 2001 manifesto, why would we still use ‘agile’ term?
We invent words to categorize things. Before ‘agile’ was proposed in the 2001 manifesto, they called it ‘lightweight’. Because it’s different with the previous heavy weight Waterfall.
Now, when I say the word ‘computer’, what would your brain emulate? A mainframe computer? Or a personal computer? Both of them are literally a computing machine. I put my money on personal computer. Because almost everyone see personal computer in daily basis. And they haven’t seen any mainframe computer once in their life.
Just as the dead of ‘personal’ term, in ‘personal computer’—I don’t count PC because that’s an abbreviation—‘agile’ in ‘agile software development’ will also be dead.
Not because it’s bad. On the contrary, that’s because agility the best option for software development.
In 2026 I, believe, we will call it simply as ‘software development’.
Please help the world to reach that kind of utopia, at least by telling your ex-lecturers, “you should teach agile software development properly”.
We should be so proud for standing here. Being a part of agile software development movement, of the 21st century.
Because a good movement always has a goal,
this agile software development movement also has a clear end.
Thank you very much.
June 20, 2016 at 9:54 am #6812
Thank you for talk proposal , we are happy to it for conference.
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