How Second-Wave Agile Practitioners Can Fix a Tarnished Agile Reputation
Interest in Agile development methodologies has increased dramatically in the past decade and has resulted in the increase of training, certification exams and conferences plastering the term on every form of marketing material available and has certainly bolstered the appeal of delivering usable software in a reduced timeframe for less cost. Companies serving both private and federal customers have been jumping on the proverbial bandwagon, doing their best to convince both their customers and their development teams that Agile is the secret ingredient to working smarter and faster but not harder. Add Agile to your development lifecycle, and your end product will seemingly be better as a result. But what does that mean exactly? Many customers and practitioners don’t actually know the answer, which has led to poor implementations and Agile getting a tarnished reputation in some arenas. Dovel’s experience with transitioning from waterfall to Agile has provided us with…

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