The field of software development is relatively young, but it has progressed very quickly. In just a few decades it has undergone maturing processes that have taken much longer in other fields. During the last decade Agile methodologies have gained wide spread acceptance, and are becoming mainstream. Transitioning to Agile is undertaken both by well established “traditional” software development organizations, as well as by more rudimentary “cowboy-style” development shops. In this post I examine the reasons why this transitioning is taking place, and what consequences come out of it.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://chronologist.com/blog/2012-03-25/agility-as-empiricism/