The Enterprise "Agile" Software Development Manifesto

The Enterprise “Agile” Software Development Manifesto We are pretending to uncover better ways of developing software by talking about it and making others believe we’re doing it. Through this facade, we have come to value: Processes and tools over individuals and interactions We believe in the almighty power of bureaucracy and red tape. Who needs skilled individuals when you have a convoluted process that nobody understands? Interactions are overrated; just follow the process blindly, and everything will magically work out....

April 8, 2024 · 3 min · 490 words · Sam McLeod

MBA Washing

“MBA Washing” refers to the phenomenon where individuals, often with a strong theoretical or academic background but limited recent practical experience, adopt and reinterpret industry-specific terminology and cultural movements. – This reinterpretation is typically influenced by their academic learning, recent literature, and biases towards larger enterprise perspectives. As a result, the original intent and practical effectiveness of these concepts, such as DevOps or Platform Engineering for example, may be diluted or misrepresented. ...

November 13, 2023 · 3 min · 560 words · Sam McLeod

Encourage Your Peers To Contribute To Open Source

Contributing to Open Source is important to the quality and maintainability of the software and engineering communities we rely on every day - so why is it that so many developers/engineers never participate? ...

October 30, 2022 · 3 min · 535 words · Sam McLeod