One Attendee’s Perspective from the Agile 2015 Conference
While attending the Agile 2015 conference in August, I heard a lot of discussion about pure agile teams, waterfall teams, and a combination of the two. A number of the presenters stressed the importance of being a 100 percent dedicated agile team. They stated that the only way to be successful is to make sure your team or company follows the Scrum/Kanban/XP/etc. methodology in its purest form. Other presenters called out these statements as false and went on to discuss numerous examples of blended approaches that have worked at their company or with their clients. How can an organization trying to understand agile figure out the best approach when so many experts in the field have different opinions?