Philippe Kruchten attended the 10 year anniversary event at Snowbird. He discusses a number of elephants in the agile room (topics that need to be addressed, but have been pointedly ignored) that were identified at that meeting. Ranging from politics to lack of context when implementing agile to the role of the agile alliance the participants raised these points for the community to consider.
Mike Beedle states that agile is in a state of contradiction, the agile of 10 years ago is now passé and we run the disk of diluting the real meaning of being agile through lip service implementations without focusing on quality. He echoes the call in the 10 Year Reunion meeting for a concerted focus on quality, and asks what an Agile Manifesto 2.0 should contain.
Angela Martin earned her PhD examining how agile methods work in practice and what is different about this way of working. She shares some of the key practices which organisations can implement to increase their likelihood of successful cultural change through creating Whole Teams - truly cross functional collaborative teams working well together to deliver products which meet customer's needs
Johanna Rothman discusses the way in which agile practices work together to improve project outcomes, how this is not restricted to software development and challenges teams to become truly agile.
Mike Cohn reflects on a decade of Agility and looks forward to the day when we no longer see being agile as something special, rather agile is just the way software development is done. 2
James Coplien looks at the Agile Manifesto as a checkpoint in the cycle of fashion and change, and a tool that became an instrument of broad mainstream acceptance of prevailing technical practices. 4
Stephen J Mellor is one of the original signatories of the Manifesto. His focus is on the use of models in software development works to overcome the perceived conflict between Agile and modelling. 6
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