The Agile “Standup” Meeting – Is it worth it and to whom?

Has “Agile” jumped the shark so to speak?! Let’s discuss.

This is one of three in-depth articles I have written about the software development lifecycle and popular methodologies applied to that such as Agile and Waterfall. Why were they developed and introduced? Are organizations implementing it because they were told they should? Are they getting something out of it or is all or parts of it just a waste of time?
Key point – Processes should be lean and contribute to efficiency and productivity for the company, not waste valuable time and resources.

What is Agile?
Agile is a software development concept (manifesto) which was created by a conference of developers in 2001 to address common issues found in the software development lifecycle (SDLC) which they felt impeded effective application/web development. Agile, in the manifesto, is a concept because it does not lay out any specific methodology, framework or process for how to implement it (which later Dave Thomas, one of the signers, felt was a mistake). The method and process are implied in Continue reading