In Episode 43 Dave Thomas, co-author of the manifesto of agile software development, joins us to discuss the strange turns the term “agile” has taken.
From a general frustration in software development to a global industry of consultants and coaches, agility has been used as both goal and tool. At times, it takes religion-like dimensions – whereas it started as a way to empower individuals in doing work well though guiding values and sound judgement.
We digress to explore which parts of agile software developments make sense in an organizational setting and how organizations could look like if they were to actually foster agility.
The episode in a nutshell: Dave stresses the importance of feedback, implicit in all values and principles in the manifesto, Human is startled by the post-agile future and Mary-Jane reflects on times when she was “canceled” by agile evangelists.