Scott Ambler on agile software developmentJuly 20th, 2008
I have been listening to a developerWorks podcast with Scott Ambler where he discusses agile development.
Scott has an interesting point when he compares agile adoption with the history of astronomy: the agile community is the equivalent of the people who thought that everything revolved around the sun, while the traditional community is the equivalent of the people who thought everything revolved around the earth. In other words, we have to go through several paradigm shifts before the traditional software development community will understand the thoughts of the agile community.
Scott Ambler is Practice Leader Agile Development with IBM Rational and he has a blog at developerWorks where he blogs about strategies for scaling agile software development.