26“Not‐So‐Successful” Case Studies

YOU CAN LEARN JUST AS MUCH OR MORE from companies that have attempted to implement an Agile approach and failed or where it has not been completely successful. Failure in Agile is seen only as a learning experience and is encouraged—without failure, there probably would not be much learning. Here are some quotes on the subject of failure:

The examples given in this chapter are companies that have had problems implementing an Agile approach or the implementation has been incomplete. These are real companies; however, naturally, the companies are anonymous.

  • Agile can be a very difficult thing to do if a significant amount of cultural change is required.
  • It is also a very empirical process, which means sometimes you have to try things to see what works and then make adjustments and corrections.

For that reason, these case studies should be regarded as learning opportunities ...

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