Software project success going downhill!

30 June

I don’t know about you, but I am skeptical about the methodology used by Standish Group to produce the Chaos Reports.  That said, the report content since 1994 has tended to support my subjective observations of the state of software production:  I did think we were improving and I do think we are now getting worse.

Is it just me that is unsurprised by the latest update to the report that shows we are going backwards?

I think an Agile approach (with a small a please) is a good thing.  Wholesale adoption of Agile (note the big a) by organisations that have little understanding of the skill and discipline required to make it work is surely a bad thing.  I wonder if inappropriate use of Agile is what is taking us backwards.

What do you think?

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Posted by John Watson