Agile Scales, Waterfall doesn’t – Video of a talk at Agile Eastern Europe

Sometime ago I did a talk about Scaling Software Development at Agile Eastern Europe in Ukraine.

The slides are up in my slideshare account, but now you can see the video of the talk that Agile EE made available.

In this talk I try to describe what “scaling” means and come to the conclusion that Waterfall-like practices just don’t “scale”. Check out the video and let me know what you think

Vasco Duarte, “Agile Scales, Waterfall Doesn’t”, Agileee conference, 2009 from Alexey Krivitsky on Vimeo.

2 thoughts on “Agile Scales, Waterfall doesn’t – Video of a talk at Agile Eastern Europe

  1. Personally I think software development process scalability is just like software scalability – that is, if you add more “hardware”, then you get more performance/throughput. Here “more hardware” just means more people.

    An approach that doesn’t scale doesn’t produce results any faster no matter how many people you add.

    I think the key to scalability is a good and solid architecture, clear & simple interfaces (to get low coupling between teams) and Feature Team based development model after the walking skeleton and related architectural/design guidelines are in place.

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