May 2, 2012 4 Comments
Co-written with David Roe
Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better.
–Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian diplomat, historian, and political theorist (1469-1527)
While Agile has grown in acceptance over the last decade, and is currently the fad of effective delivery in today’s development arena, a company taking on this change might consider moving slowly. By leveraging an incremental approach, a company may realize a large stream of benefits from Agile. In the real world where companies have legacy methodologies, people with entrenched habits, and an aversion to change, implementing Agile methods can be challenging–thus necessitating the incremental approach. In many cases, new methods need to be tailored in such a way as to fit the company’s situation without diminishing the value and essence of the Agile approach. Read more of this post