Sunday, January 26, 2014

Martin Fowler about Agility

Jeff Sutherland has launched a debate about definition of Agility (less then 100 chars)... And Martin Fowler has an answer:

Martin Fowler

@jeffsutherland (People-first > process-first) + (Adaptive planning > predictive planning)

(People-first > process-first) - yes, that is part of Agile Manifesto main values.

(Adaptive planning > predictive planning) - that is not explicitly in the Manifesto, but could be an inference from its principles. Long term projects need predictions...Small term projects mean adaptation. Of course, that does not match with the Waterfall mindset of some managers that want (claim) to use "agile" but, in fact, they continue their Waterfall practices.