Search: allankellynet, 07/2010
I’m sitting on a train from York so it seems a good time to share my train-leaving-the-station metaphor with the world. In truth, if you’ve worked with me in the last few years, or heard me speak at a conference I may already have shared it with you. But for the rest of the world, and with full embellishments....
Traditional software projects are like a train leaving the station. There is a big train sitting at Platform 9, we know its due to leave soon, but, well, you know what big long distance trains are like, it may well leave a little bit late. Still, to get a seat we need to be early so we are all rushing to the train.
I presented my “BA Role in Agile Software Development” talk at Skills Matter last night. There was a good turnout and the folks who came to the pub afterwards were all very positive about the talk.
The talk had a few small updates from its previous deliveries so if you’ve heard or seen it before there won’t be anything new for you.
The Limits of Agile
Let there be no doubt, I truly believe that Agile software development is always and everywhere applicable. Ultimately Agile is built on the foundations of feedback, learning and change. Given this, the Agile principles can be applied in any environment because we try, learn, adjust and try again.