Prognostications for 2013

January 6, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I've never done a beginning year prognostication before.  Not surprising since I joke I am pre-cognitive impaired (i.e., I don't do pre-cognition well).   I admit that much of this is as much wishful thinking as real predictions, but here goes:

  • The Scaled Agile Framework will rise to prominence as the best way to scale Agile
  • Scrum will still be the most popular Agile framework/process/method, but Kanban will continue to gain ground on it
  • Lean methods, in particular managing work-in-progress, will continue to be adopted by those doing Scrum, who will continue to think this means they are being Lean
  • Acceptance Test-Driven Development will continue to be more widely adopted
  • More folks will start realizing that Scrum is not equal to Agile but, in fact, is only one of several Agile approaches
  • The distinction between Scrum's value at the team level and Scrum's value to guide enterprise wide transitions will be more widely understood

I'm curious what other folks think.  Please leave comments to make your own predictions or to tell me I am crazy! :)

Alan ShallowayCEO, Net ObjectivesScaled Agile Framework Program ConsultantLKU Instructor

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Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With 45 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas.



        

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