Section 3. Comparison of Methods

No one approach to management can be a panacea. It is unlikely that a single method will be acceptable for all situations. It is, therefore, necessary to question the application of Agile methods.

It is always attractive to polarize a debate. It forces people to choose. Which side are you on? Our political systems work that way. In the United States, you are either a donkey or an elephant, or you choose to opt out of politics.

There has been a similar tendency in the Agile community to polarize the debate as in traditional heavyweight methods versus Agile lightweight methods—the former being bad and the latter good.

Such a polarization is naïve, and wise business leaders will see it as such. It is necessary ...

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