Still not dead.. Agile.

It’s about time we all had a serious word with ourselves about just how utterly stupid Agile is. It doesn’t get things done quicker, but it does get things done with an extra level of crap. Crap because some pencil pushers somewhere think that they can save a bunch of money by not testing their products before the go to market, thus both saving cash and getting there faster. The problem is you end up releasing crap to the market and pishing off your customers... In the last week these examples just re-inforce what seem to be blindingly obvious to me.

 Another software bug with another new Google product is bad news for everyone

 Apple's head designer Jony Ive says he 'hears' your MacBook criticism

 Apple's had a shockingly bad week of software problems

 Microsoft Might Have Helped HP Install Spyware on Users’ Windows Computers

 Uber Says The Names, Email Addresses, And Mobile Phone Numbers Of 2.7 Million People In The UK Were Compromised In A Data Breach

 You don’t have to look too far to find plenty more examples of corner cutting resulting in problems. Stop giving us rubbish stuff that leaves us open to hackers or just doesn’t do what it’s supposed to. We’d all do a bit better if we stopped being “Agile” and actually did some quality work instead.