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Remember: Agility Is Lack of Rigidity

Posted February 28, 2008 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence, Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies

As agile development becomes more popular and established, it runs the risk of maturing into a rigid, codified system that, of course, would be just the opposite of the agility we cherish. In my experience, management gravitates toward established, predictable, repeatable processes for good reason: they make management's job easier. To an extent, agilists encourage this increasing codification of agile development by writing an endless stream of books describing just how agile "should" be done.

About The Author
Preston Smith
Preston G. Smith has been an independent management consultant since 1986 helping manufacturers to bring new products to market faster. He is coauthor of the time-to-market classic,Developing Products in Half the Time. More recently, he has authored Flexible Product Development (Jossey-Bass, 2007), which re-creates the approaches of agile software development to enable the developers of non-software products to enjoy the benefits of an agile… Read More
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