So here’s the thing. Too many companies claim to be agile shops. Far too many in my opinion. I can’t count how many conversations I had where someone claims their approach is an agile one, but a few questions in, and I’m convinced it’s something else. However, it’s not my place to judge an approach harshly when another feels it’s working, and this post isn’t to play whack-a-mole with agile imposters.
I’m writing for another reason, and it’s to help us talk to potential employers. After all, shouldn’t we know what we’re getting ourselves into before we start that new gig? And asking outright if our future employer is utilizing an agile approach won’t do. Why? First, it’s like when my dentist asks me if I’ve been flossing. Of course I say yes. And second, agile is misunderstood by a great many.[Read more…]