Agile: A Long History
By: Dennis van der Spoel
Have you ever heard a song on the radio that was a cover of an old pop-song? And have you ever pointed out to a bunch of teenagers that this was already a hit when you were young? Remember the response you got? As if you were stealing their mojo.
As a middle-aged agile consultant, trainer, and coach, I regularly get similar responses when I’m conducting my daily business. I often get the feeling that the people I work with, both young and old, believe that an agile mindset is the prerogative of the younger generations, and that it is a recent ‘invention’. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
While agile is popular, even a hype, these days, there is nothing ‘recent’ about it. Get ready for a long journey.