Totally nuts because of reading way too many Chomsky and Dan Brown books in the last few weeks, I just begun reading Peter Schuh's wonderful work, Integrating Agile Development in the Real World.
Let me quote a few lines from the Agile Manifesto:
We're uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.
Instead of going nuts, I decided to go agile.