Mike Cohn reflects on the changes in software development over the last 10 years, as agile has gone from fringe to mainstream and his hopes that we will move from seeing agile as something different or special, to being simply the way we work. In the same way that the Magna Carta influences our lives without being in the forefront of thinking so the Agile Manifesto should fade into the background
James Coplien looks from the hacker culture of the 1960s, through objects in the 1980s and forward to the future to put the Agile Mainfesto in context of the 20 year cycle of fashion and change. He argues against mindless adherence to a particular set of rules and tools and for carefully thought out application of good practices that support the production of good quality software products.
Stephen J Mellor was one of the original signatories of the Agile Manifesto. He attended the Snowbird meeting “as a spy” with but found himself agreeing with most of what was being said and became a proponent of Agile techniques and emphasizes the value of modelling in the Agile world. We rarely see the words “agile” and “model” in the same sentence, but they are not at all in conflict.
This article shows how flirting skills can be used to improve interactions in the workplace. 13
InfoQ presents Chapter 1 of Alistair Cockburn's updated classic. He compares software development with another team-cooperative game - rock climbing - to help us think differently about how we work. 1
InfoQ editor Deborah Hartmann challenges agile practitioners to consider: are our practices still aligned with the Agile Manifesto? 15