Agile: False Hope and Real Promise

I went shopping for jeans last weekend, which was, as always, somewhat of an aggravating experience. It’s not just jeans, but, really, any wearable thing: shoes, work shirts, belts, even socks. The source of my irritation is the fact that I can’t simply replace items I have that are worn Continue reading

What Drives Waterfall Projects?

To start off the week, I have a satirical post about projects developed using the waterfall ‘methodology.’ (To understand the quotes, please see my post on why I don’t think waterfall is actually a methodology at all). I figured that since groups that use agile approaches and industry best practices Continue reading

The Developer Incentive Snakepit

Getting Incentives Wrong A while ago I was talking to a friend of mine, and he told me that developers in his shop get monetary bonuses for absorbing additional scope in a “waterfall” project. (I use quotes because I don’t think that “waterfall” is actually a thing — I think Continue reading

There is No Such Thing as Waterfall

Don’t try to follow the waterfall model. That’s impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth: there is no waterfall. Waterfall In Practice Today I often see people discuss, argue and debate the best approach or type of approach to software development. Most commonly, this involves a discussion of the Continue reading