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Agile Application Lifecycle Management: Using DevOps to Drive Process Improvement by Leslie Sachs, Bob Aiello

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Chapter 14. Agile in a Non-Agile World

Being agile in a non-agile world can be difficult, and at times even seem impossible to accomplish. We have often found ourselves in organizations that insisted on a waterfall approach. What is most difficult is trying to predict things that are just not possible to ascertain up-front. Many are unaware that waterfall was originally envisioned as an iterative process because today it seems that some organizations expect their employees to be able to predict the future to a degree that is simply not reasonable. The real problem is that these are the same organizations that expect you to make the project actually conform to the plan once it has been developed and approved. Any deviations may be perceived as ...

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