Nobody likes to fail. We like to talk about it even less than we actually liked failing in the first place. However, if we don’t talk about our mistakes, we don’t learn from them. If we don’t learn from them, then we are essentially guaranteeing that our failures will be repeated at some point in the future. The only thing that could be worse than failing the first time, is making the same mistake a second time for all the same reasons.
This paper examines the causes behind the failure of Agile at a Portland, Oregon software company. It presents anecdotal examples and observations of how and why problems occurred and, in doing so, provides a blueprint for a successful implementation of Agile.
Target audience: Intermediate