Over the years the term “agile development ” has been co-opted to mean something it’s not. “Agile” does not mean the ability to change things at the last minute. In fact, when it comes to development, this kind of excitement is overrated. Sometimes boring is best.
In this edition of XI to Eye I present “The Boring Software Manifesto.” In a Boring Software Process, we use continual steady improvement, automated test suites, and an understanding that requirements change to prevent surprises, and allow us to focus on the problems that are actually interesting. That’s it. No heroic measures needed.
Watch this short five minute video to hear more about agile development, the way I see it.