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How Did the Originators of the Agile Manifesto Turn from Technology Leaders to Leaders of a Cultural Change?

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It is usually assumed that agile software development evolved as a response to the poor results of software projects and that a realistic and conscious decision was taken to change the paradigm of software project management. The story told in this paper reveals that this assertion might encapsulate only part of the story of the emergence of agile software development. The paper highlights another aspect of this story, according to which, technological forces fostered cultural changes. Indeed, a quick look at the program of any agile conference will reveal that agile software development is a mix of cultural and technological ideas.

Posted on August 30, 2016

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