Agile is coming up on it’s 10 year anniversary. Back in February of 2001 a group of developers came together to change the software development world and they came away with the Agile Manifesto.
But looking back 10 years, did they make an impact on the industry?
InfoWorld got some interesting quotes from some of the movers and shakers of the Agile movement in the beginning.
So what do some of the signatories and practitioners have to say about Agile software development 10 years later?
“I’d say we transformed the industry.” – Ward Cunningham
“It’s had a pretty significant effect on the industry.” – Scott Ambler
“I don’t have a sound-bite answer for you on that.” – Kent Beck
“You still have to do it [Agile] well…. You can do Agile poorly.” – Ian McLeod
“Sometimes, developers can call practices “Agile” when they are really not.” – Damon Poole
What are your thoughts? Has Agile changed the industry as a whole?