submitted by Chris
Chris has submitted a story of how organisational dysfunction leads of the failure of a strategic software project. It is a classic example of how non-engineering led organizations often misunderstand what software development requires, putting faith in the wrong people and ignoring those with most experience – their software developers.
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submitted by Ryan
I have worked with Agile on two occasions in my career. The first experience was a positive one over 10 years ago. We were a small development team and we introduced Agile ourselves. We studied the literature and various flavours of Agile and owned it. We had buy in from middle management and we got on with it. It served us.
My second experience of Agile was the complete opposite. This time it was brought in by Agile consultants. They came in with this self-righteous attitude of the keepers and protectors of the knowledge. Questions and critique were met with polite condescension. We were not the experts and it was great we were trying but please leave this to the people who know Agile and understand software development process.
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