Coconut Headphones.

My friend and coworker Justin turned me on to this interesting article about why Agile might  be failing and how in many cases it has become a “cargo cult“.  I wasn’t familiar with cargo cults; they are a fascinating artifact of what comes from insufficient situational awareness and understanding.

It’s interesting to me that before agile; many people believed that if they just followed the Rational Unified Process and did use cases, UML static state diagrams and activity diagrams for the whole system, the result would be that magically, high quality scalable and maintainable software would descend from the heavens, and it would meet all the requirements they hadn’t thought of yet.

Unfortunately it’s not quite that easy.

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