I once saw a book lying on my managers desk. SCRUM: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. Now I have looked for half a year to find a reasonable job without SCRUM, because I do not like agile. But I cannot find a non SCRUM job anymore. Thinking back about that book, since SCRUM and agile are inescapable these days, and since that book must be right, productivity in the software industry must have been sky rocketing in a few years....right? Or about 75% of all the programmers in the world have been laid off...?
Is that supposed to be sarcasm? I'm not aware of a law that states book titles need to be literally, factually correct :-)
Or about 75% of all the programmers in the world have been laid off...?
Companies would think long and hard about laying off developers, since there are not enough qualified ones around for all the digital projects being tackled nowadays. So the question is more about how to make the development process more efficient, and yes, agile methodologies are part and parcel of that these days, in the same way as waterfall was the dominant approach some 30 years ago. Enough people find value in it that those methodologies are going to be around for a long time, IMO.
Jan de Boer wrote:Now I have looked for half a year to find a reasonable job without SCRUM, because I do not like agile.
This is understandable as not every methodology is for everyone/company. Not only that, not everyone/company handles every methodology the same way.
How would you describe the methodology which you prefer over the SCRUM and agile methodology?
“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Jan de Boer
posted 2 years ago
Tim Moores wrote:
since that book must be right
Is that supposed to be sarcasm? I'm not aware of a law that states book titles need to be literally, factually correct :-).
Absolutely it is sarcasm. I never believed it, and I got annoyed three years ago when I saw the book on my managers desk. But the book is published in 2014, and in 2014 most companies were I think about starting to implement Agile and SCRUM. Now it is 2018, and most companies have applied SCRUM. If the book was even close to its assumption, software production must have been accelerating at least with double per cent figures the last few years. Has it?