Software development concept hasn’t blossomed: McConnell
By: Paul Krill(31 Mar 2006)
From Computerworld Canada: www.itworldcanada.com
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Steve McConnell lists his worst ideas of Agile, my favourites being:
•Requirements are always changing.”[The] single most common source of changing requirements [is] requirements that were not significantly investigated in the first place,” said McConnell.
• Requirements can be gathered or they just drop out of the sky like manna from Heaven.
• Entrepreneurial companies cannot be afraid of risk.
• One single development approach will work best for all projects.
Mr. McConnell is a published author on software topics; while I don't know what his original views of Agile might have been, he has certainly laid a shot over the bow of agile proponents.