[Guest Post by David J Bland - With over 10 years of experience in the technology industry, he strives to find a balance between Agile theory and Agile reality, while expanding into complimentary process areas such as kanban and customer development.]
Let’s play a game. The rules are very simple. I’ll show you a visual depiction of a software development life cycle and you respond with what you think it represents.
Name that SDLC!
Do you think you know the answer?
Oh wait, I forgot one more set of labels…
IT IS THE AGILE SDLC!!
Essentially you have teams that believe this work flow is in the spirit of Agile software development. To be quite honest, I stumbled upon exactly such a team a few years ago while working in a large enterprise organization. I browsed around their high priced Agile life cycle management tool and, well, it wasn’t pretty.
That experience left me wondering:
Do you feel that running an iterative waterfall sdlc in two week sprints is valuable?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.