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10 Reasons to Doubt Your Agile Transition Has Been Successful

  1. Every time product requirements change, you hear a tree fall in the forest in order to support the printing of a new multi-page gantt chart;
  2. The project managers comes into the office early in the morning so he can carefully prepare the specific tasks to assign to each team member;
  3. Although sitting within 20 feet of each other, your team members proudly sit in closed offices and only communicate via email;
  4. Your business analyst is pleased to show you that she managed to fit each user story on 42 50 index cards;
  5. The last time a business representative attended your requirement gathering meeting, she was using a Palm Pilot;
  6. As per the project plan, the Champagne has been opened to celebrate the launch of the project while half the development team is busy trying to do code integration;
  7. While no team members attended, the management team is pleased with the content of the discussions that took place during the end of release post-mortem (retrospection);
  8. The architects have locked themselves up for 6 to 8 weeks in order to properly prepare for the upcoming project;
  9. The business representative is waiting for her administrative assistant to arrive in order to take notes from the daily stand up meeting;
  10. A project control officer has been assigned to the project to ensure each steps have been properly documented and successfully executed.

Do you have other reasons to doubt?

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  1. You might want to take a look at this list :

    http://www.codesqueeze.com/101-ways-to-know-your-software-project-is-doomed/

    It’s quite funny and…accurate.

    August 27, 2009

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