Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: [XP] [Art] Agile Adoption at British Telecom

Expand Messages
  • Ron Jeffries
    ... This sounds to me very much like the bastardized version of Agile that was imposed at Qwest. Has some Qwest exec gone to BT? Ron Jeffries
    Message 1 of 7 , Jul 26, 2006
    • 0 Attachment
      On Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at 10:14:25 AM, David H. wrote:

      >>
      >> 'Each 90-day cycle is kick-started by an intensive 3-day "hot house" in
      >> which cross-functional teams explore one or more business problems in
      >> some detail, with the main stakeholder(s) usually being at hand to
      >> resolve any queries. Out of each hot house, the intention is that one
      >> or more working prototypes are produced which, if accepted by the
      >> stakeholder, forms the basis of the development activity for the
      >> remainder of the cycle.
      >>
      > That does not sound agile to me.
      > That sounds like a watered down version of BDUF to me. But then again
      > I am sure it is a huge improvement for BT.

      >> 'For the remainder of each cycle, the intention is that wherever practical,
      >> programmes pursue agile development practices such as more
      >> fine-grained iterative development (e.g. 2 - 4 weeks).'
      >>
      > So, where is the difference between the "fine-grained iterative
      > development " and the "rest" of the project as described above?

      This sounds to me very much like the bastardized version of Agile
      that was imposed at Qwest. Has some Qwest exec gone to BT?

      Ron Jeffries
      www.XProgramming.com
      Master your instrument, master the music,
      and then forget all that *!xy!@ and just play. -- Charlie Parker
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.