Sunday, August 28, 2011

It is not about working software anymore!

Undoubtedly,  Agile Manifesto brings in a tremendous change in our mind set towards software development. It is very easy to understand that -
"Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation 
Responding to change over following a plan 
                    That is, while there is value in the items on 
                    the right, we value the items on the left more.
However, this was a thought in early 2000. Today, it is not about working software anymore - it is all about customer delight. We have multiple experiences where we developed applications that does the job perfectly but failed miserably to bring customer satisfaction or delight.
So, is it time now to update the Agile Manifesto? Rather than focusing on working software we need to focus on customer delight. After all Agile needs to be Agile as well!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting post on similar line
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/08/12/agility-is-not-enough-beyond-the-manifesto/

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