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In hindsight, I should have just blogged on it in SCN – but at the time, I thought it was beyond just SAP and hence I wrote it in my personal blog. Here is the link to my take on Agile

http://andvijaysays.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/south-beach-diet-didnt-work-for-me-and-neither-did-agile-development/

 

Of course, the fact that Agile did not work for me does not mean it was the same for others – and this blog attracted a lot of comments quickly, arguing for and against Agile. There were plenty of tweets flying around too.

 

The folks who joined the debate were several SAP mentors – and they provided more content on the subject than I could ever have by myself. And of course this made it a little more balanced, compared to my rather biased views on this subject.

 

Few weeks ago, Dagfinn Parnas, fellow SAP mentor, had participated in an enterprise geeks podcast on Agile.  Listen to him here.

http://enterprisegeeks.com/blog/2010/03/23/enterprise-geeks-podcast-agile-development/

Apparently, Agile/scrum works well for him. And he is very passionate about it.

 

Halfway through the debates Ed H, the balanced geek that he is, decided to offer me an opportunity to present my case in an enterprise geeks podcast at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando, FL next month. And of course, I jumped to accept.

 

So come join us at SAPPHIRE and join in the fun debate. And let me know what your views are on Agile – either here or in my blog (linked above)

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  1. Tammy Powlas
    Hi Vijay – great post on wordpress; I will try to listen to the podcast this weekend.  Thanks for posting.

    Which session will this be discussed at?  I tried to search on sapandasug.com and got “Currently, no activities match the selected criteria.”

    As for Agile…sometimes I think it works; many times all you are given is “I need this report” and then you have to go off and prototype.  It definitely depends on the skillset.

    Too many times the waterfall approach takes too long and the requirements change by the time you get to the implementation phase…

    As for the dieting/exercise…eat less and exercise more is true, but you have decide to make that commitment and stick to it – same as agile.

    Tammy

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    1. Vijay Vijayasankar Post author
      Thanks Tammy – glad you liked it. Please do listen to Dagfinn – it is a very informative one.

      This was just decided over twitter and blog comments:)

      The idea is to do a roundtable, and as soon as we firm the timing – I’ll post it here.

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