Jun 05, 2013

Do you hate Agile development? Why?

Hate might be a strong word, but the more I feel as though I should really like Agile, the more I hate it. The part that bugs me the most: reviewing bits and pieces out of the context

I'm starting to think I do. I'm now at a 3rd software house in 2 years and getting the feeling no-one knows WHY they push for agile development. They're always very specific as to how to get there, but not why.
Isn't this weird?
I have only seen it work - really work - once, in a very small company, which - I think - thanks to being so small, was quite agile by nature.
I agree with what I read in this post few days back: http://kanbantool.com/blog/why-do-so-many-programmers-hate-agile - it doesn't work cuz people don't understand how it should be done.
Could be.

Yep I hate it. So much I gave it its own identity. It wrecks family's, causes wars, epidemics and famine. Its tearing down the fabric of our society. But mostly - its making me not like my job anymore. I now get asked stupid technical questions with an expectation of immediate response in corridor conversations or 'standups' that need technical manuals, research time and analysis to answer ... Im supposed to check the configuration of complex enterprise networks but because its an agile project - we didnt budget for asset management tools or get someone in to do a network design ... did we. Agile has just become a misnomer for bringing in the deadlines, spending less money, not documenting requirements or specs anymore ... blah, blah, blah ... and dont get me started on outsourcing. You think that helps ?


Good answer, you should get post of the day. If there was such a thing.

In general, hating anything simply takes too much time and energy. It usually consumes the hater in the end.

Agile means different things for different people/companies.

Everyone seems to do it their own way and that's kind of the point. Don't get dogmatic with it, find the workflow that works for your team.



I don’t really know much about Agile development. How widely implemented is it?

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