While agile seems to be all over the place today, only few get it right. There are those who think agile is just another word for scrum. Those that believe agile only works for small teams, for limited scope… Some say it only works when starting from scratch, others tell you you should already have a solid architecture/ foundation in place. I’m going to try and tackle all the misconceptions.. For now – however – I’ll try to generate a little overview of the – in my eyes – most significant books around agile development.
You’ll probably notice that I’m usually referring to agile development as a whole and not agile software development. This is on purpose since I believe agile to be a general concept for creating something new. Regardless of what you’re creating. But I’m getting ahead of myself again…
The New New Product Development Game
by Hirotaka TakeuchiIkujiro Nonaka
published: HBR 1986
Well, for many this is where it all started.. Certainly it was a major milestone and is a must-read today. Without all the fancy established buzz words we use today this article is always good to remind you of why you’re doing what you’re doing.