Lajos Moczar recently posted an article in CIO magazine titled “Why agile isn’t working” in which he states that “I’ve concluded that agile has not only failed like other fad methodologies before it but, in fact, is making things worse in IT”. He goes on to identify ways in which he says agile is not only failing but making things worse for the IT industry as a whole.
I’ve read the article carefully and tried hard keep a balanced perspective as I perused it. I can’t keep calm – this article is dangerous unadulterated drivel! The author misinterprets the agile manifesto and takes some of the agile practices completely out of context, using unfounded statements to justify his conclusions.
This post is my response, addressing the points he makes and tackling the myths he propagates.