Erik Meijer: AGILE must be destroyed, once and for all

Enough of the stand-up meetings please, just WRITE SOME CODE

Comment A couple of months back, Dutch computer scientist Erik Meijer gave an outspoken and distinctly anti-Agile talk at the Reaktor Dev Day in Finland.

ÔÇťAgile is a cancer that we have to eliminate from the industry,” said Meijer; harsh words for a methodology that started in the nineties as a lightweight alternative to bureaucratic and inflexible approaches to software development.

The Agile Manifesto is a statement from a number of development gurus espousing four principles:
  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Responding to change over following a plan

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