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How Tom Cruise taught me when to Agile and when not

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When to Agile

Sales people sell dreams… developers make them reality. But with this often awkward tryst things sometimes go wrong. We have all worked on projects that I am sure we all wish hadn’t started I am sure.

It’s been my experience that Agile is often sold in with an impression of being a magic bullet. Using agile so the story goes means that communications are magically perfect, products magically appear on time and magically produced in budget. But magic bullets are called magic for a reason… they don’t exist.

As an Agilista fanboy I am often charged by some assertive management type to simply “fix” the problem with that “Agile” thing you go on about..

So how do I do that? Let me tell you: Continue reading How Tom Cruise taught me when to Agile and when not