Time For the Agile Old Guard to Retire
That was then, this is now.
I wrote in my recent post “Agile Coaching is Evil” that :
The issues noted and addressed by the [Agile] manifesto and its signatories have turned out not to be the core issues affecting software development.
Yet, the Agile Old Guard (with very few exceptions, like the lovely Kent Beck) have not moved with the times. They’re still thinking in terms of code quality, designs, testing, architectures, processes, and so on.
The young Turks meanwhile have uncovered deeper, more fundamental blockers to effective software (and product) development. And they continue to push the envelope with fresh insights and novel combinations of knowledge from other fields. And thus, new solutions, too.
It’s come to the point where the Old Guard are now a serious brake on progress.
Let’s salute them for what they achieved, and then move on.