I recently received notice that my AgileAlliance membership will soon
be up for renewal. Darn, and my hot water heater just exploded - it's
one bill after another!
But I'm going to renew, because I'd hate to go back to the way we
used to work. I find the Agile paradigm so much more sensible,
rewarding and effective.
Clients and developers are given roles appropriate to their expertise
and are encouraged to collaborate to accomplish the best solution
possible within reasonable timeframes. This emphasis on
responsibility and respect has returned a measure of dignity to my
chosen career, and I really appreciate it. And it's made it once
again possible to *deliver* software, which is the best part of my
Membership is totally optional, and many receive benefits from
AgileAlliance programs without joining. In fact, numerous members of
this list have not yet joined. However, I'd encourage you to consider
how much it is worth to you: to increase the chance that your next
job is an Agile one? Promotion is a key to making this new paradigm a
To know more about membership, you can start at
Discussion is welcome on the wiki!
By the way:
membership gives access to the AgileTimes newsletter, loaded with
case studies and articles by thought-leaders in the Agile movement.