Agile Myths and Misconceptions

Agile will solve all your problems

  • Focus on business needs
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Open and clear communication
  • Self-empowerment

Agile says I don’t have to document anything

Agile says I don’t have to plan anything

  • Daily 15 minute stand up.
  • Bi-weekly sprint planning and sprint retrospective meetings.
  • Release planning where scheduled.

Agile has no discipline

  • Test throughout.
  • Give regular feedback.
  • Regularly ship software at the end of every sprint.
  • Change and update the plan where needed — don’t be afraid of change; embrace it.
  • You have to deliver bad news early.

Agile has a lot of change, meaning lots of rework

  • Requirements — you need to refine and rework requirements with the customer.
  • Software — the development team will learn and come up with new ways to develop.

Agile doesn’t support architecture

Agile can’t scale with my large projects

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