Jim Highsmith wrote "Unorthodox, Unconventional, and the Next Decade of Agile," in which he asks what's next for Agile.
Ten years ago, in February 2001, a group of 17 unconventional, unorthodox, and ok—sometimes really strange—individuals got together, wrote the Agile Manifesto and launched the Agile movement. In the last 10 years Agile delivery has often moved from the unconventional to the conventional, from the maverick to the conformist. So, what now?
The roots of agility are in complex adaptive systems and the notion of operating at the edge-of-chaos, that knife-edged balancing point between chaos and stifling structure. As we move into the second decade (wow!) of the Agile movement, we can’t forget that agility isn’t about structure, practices, and conventions. Agility is ultimately about living on the edge, of pushing the envelope, of standing out in a crowd, of being lopsided in a world of conformity.
So what do you think is next?