Agile as Trauma — Dorian Taylor


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What if the Agile software movement was the manifestation of an entire industry that was, just, like, dealing with some stuff right now?
6 days ago by lindner
Cogent, well researched article about the problems that Agile faces in practice, and about the links between Agile and the older views of the SDLC such as iterative and spiral development in general. The argument that software development is a long, continuous process of discovery is important and well made.
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9 days ago by jdwaterson
Interesting article on the history of Agile.
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10 days ago by balaji
Except software isn’t like a car at all: if anything it’s more like a university campus, where different buildings are complete artifacts in their own right but loosely couple together to form a unified service. It is perfectly reasonable for some parts to be undergoing construction while others are being planned. Taken as a whole at any given moment, some parts of the system will have more detail and others will have less. Our notions of iteration and incrementality therefore have to also make room for media other than code.
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11 days ago by copystar
"What if the Agile software movement was the manifestation of an entire industry that was, just, like, dealing with some stuff right now?"
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12 days ago by earth2marsh
What if the Agile software movement was the manifestation of an entire industry that was, just, like, dealing with some stuff right now?
12 days ago by ennylg
Here’s a brilliant and relevant essay on software development:
13 days ago by kurver
Great meditation on agile.

1970: Managing the Development of Large Software SystemsThe original Waterfall paper by Winston Royce, in which he introduces the Waterfall model as an obvious and deliberate straw man, and makes a pretty clear case for a feedback loop.1971: Program Development by Stepwise RefinementAn important paper on iteration by Niklaus Wirth.1975: The Mythical Man-MonthThe quintessential volume on software design and project management, by Frederick Brooks.1980: Programs, Life Cycles, and Laws of Software EvolutionOne of the agglomerating papers on Meir Lehman’s Laws of Software Evolution, which date back to 1974.1981: Software Engineering EconomicsMost of this 800-page tome by Barry Boehm is about estimating Waterfall-esque projects, but the introductory chapters deal with, among other things, uncertainty and feedback from users.1988: A Spiral Model of Software Development and EnhancementA subsequent meditation by Boehm on incrementalism, iteration and risk.

I should also note that while it is somewhat obliquely related to the content of this particular document, the thing that got me exercised enough to write it is a podcast episode by Laura Klein and Kate Rutter, Problems with Agile UX.
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13 days ago by scritic
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13 days ago by schmitz
Provocative critique of Agile and its afterlives
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13 days ago by rainhead
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14 days ago by sha
“What if the Agile software movement was the manifestation of an entire industry that was, just, like, dealing with some stuff right now?”
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14 days ago by Mr0grog
What if the Agile software movement was the manifestation of an entire industry that was, just, like, dealing with some stuff right now?
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14 days ago by mreinbold
“ I want you to consider instead the possibility that Waterfall came to exist, and continues to exist, for the convenience of managers: people whose methods are inherited from military and civil engineering, and who, more than anything else, need you to promise them something specific, and then deliver exactly what you promised them, when you promised you’d deliver it. There exists many a corner office whose occupant, if forced to choose, will take an absence of surprises over a substantive outcome.”
14 days ago by braveterry
Like any other creative endeavour, software development can’t be sped up as much as we can eliminate the phenomena that slow it down. Advancements in process and tooling, and the computing resources to run them, can be interpreted as doing exactly this. The result is that developers can spend a larger fraction of their time on application logic. The application logic itself gets coarser and coarser-grained with each passing year. Ideally, you could just tell the computer what you want and it would fabricate it, but if you could do this, then there would be no need for programmers.
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14 days ago by danesparza
The Agile Manifesto is an immune response on the part of programmers to bad management. The document is an expression of trauma, and its intellectual descendants continue to carry this baggage. While the Agile era has brought about remarkable advancements in project management techniques and development tools, it remains a tactical, technical, and ultimately reactionary movement. As long as Agile remains in this position it will be liable to backfire, vulnerable to the very depredations of bad management it had initially evolved to counter.
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14 days ago by a4j
Context for agile programming and related ideas
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“ The Agile Manifesto is an immune response on the part of programmers to bad management. The document is an expression of trauma, and its intellectual descendants continue to carry this baggage.”
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15 days ago by DCE
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15 days ago by lalabadie
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15 days ago by roguelazer
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15 days ago by thebestsophist
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15 days ago by KMcGrane
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15 days ago by jamies
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16 days ago by briantrice