Skip to main content
Enterprise Agile Planning Image

This post is from the CollabNet VersionOne blog and has not been updated since the original publish date.

Last Updated Mar 22, 2010 — Enterprise Agile Planning expert

Rigidly Agile?

Enterprise Agile Planning

At the end of the year, I saw an interesting article posted by James Turner declaring the Cult of Scrum as one of the worst things of the first decade of this century. Now let’s first move beyond the usual “the decade isn’t over for another year” comments, and look at what he’s really talking about.

At first, I thought this was just another attack on the zeal that many agilistas exhibit. On the contrary, he is really railing against the dogmatic, inflexible application of Scrum that seems to be more the rule than the exception lately. Somehow we have moved from agile Development being about embracing change and avoiding the common pitfalls of a more traditional application development environment, and into a dogmatic, sometimes legalistic approach to software development management.

How, or more specifically why, we got into this predicament isn’t really important. Let’s explore where we are, and how to get back to the true spirit of agility. We can move beyond the arguments about whether Extreme Programming is better than Scrum, or is the future really Kanban, and drive deeper into what mindset is truly necessary for agility, and why we want to be there anyway.

The post Rigidly Agile? appeared first on VersionOne Blog.

More from the Blog

View more
Jul 27, 2021

Digital.ai Becomes First to Achieve FedRAMP Moderate “In Process” Status for Enterprise Agile Planning Solution

Enterprise Agile Planning
Digital.ai, the leading AI-driven DevOps value stream delivery, and ma ...
Read More
Jun 21, 2021

How Agile can be implemented effectively across the organization

Enterprise Agile Planning
Just a few decades ago, a “disruption” was seen as an undesirable thin ...
Read More
May 31, 2021

Agile change management processes are key to delivering software faster

Enterprise Agile Planning
With its emphasis on delivery value faster, agile product management s ...
Read More
May 03, 2021

Bringing the agile planning approach to your whole business

Enterprise Agile Planning
The events of the last 12 months have demonstrated that the only sure ...
Read More
Contact Us