I’ve written about Agile and Scrum before and most of my regular readers know that I am a huge fan. But recently I am starting to believe the Agile movement is doomed. In fact, the most common response to my enthusiasm for Agile and Scrum is, “Yeah, we tried that once and it was a complete failure.” Which seems odd to me because in every instance where I’ve been able to implement it, it has worked beautifully. So why would I say Agile Will Not Succeed?
The buzz around Agile has become so loud that Agile has moved from strictly a software development thing, to all corners of the business world. And yet, as much as I believe Agile is the right way to develop software, as a movement, it is doomed for failure. Why?