March 2009

Is Agile the Only Path to Success?

Over at SD Times, Andrew Binstock has a bone to pick with agile evangelism. In some ways, I sympathize. I've certainly read enough testimonials from born-again agilistas to know that their views aren't always realistic. As Binstock points out, agile is not the "one true path." In fact, there are several methods by which one could successfully manage a complex project—and one of them is waterfall. If your company is meeting its deadlines and staying within budget while using a waterfall approach to development, don't change a thing.