Nowadays every company seems to be enthralled by Agile. As it has happened once and again in the past, some executives seem to be kids going after the new shiny thing. And although agile may work for some companies in certain areas under certain conditions, it’s clear that is not for every company in every area and under every circumstance. This reminds me of the gold rushes when actually very few people found gold but many became rich by selling the tools to those looking for gold.
Here some key takeaways of the articles below:
“- Most of what’s been written about Agile assumes that the methodology can be adapted to any organization. But our analysis found that some companies are better suited to Agile than others.
– Agile works best in companies whose output results from modular, sequential tasks, or whose products are made up of parts
– If you overhaul your products or services once every five years, Agile processes may not help.”
These are some great articles on this contrarian view on agile: