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August 15, 2010

Can’t be that hard to see the benefits

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Whilst on holiday in France, I met with somebody who works for a big supermarket chain, he looks after the fresh product department for an outlet in south of France.
When he asked me what I do, I explained that I worked in change / project management methodologies, and briefly outlined the way traditional methods approach change:1/ requirement definition 2/ design and architecture 3/ development 4/ testing 5/ implementation and support.
He listened to me politely, said nothing for maybe 10 seconds and said: “how long does it take to take something into production? Sounds like it can take a long time!”
He didn’t know a thing about technology projects… Can’t be that hard to see one of the benefits of Agile.

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