Why promising nothing delivers more and planning always fails

Houston, we have a problem! While we as technical consultants bitch and moan about our clients not understanding us and demanding the impossible in ridiculously short time, people outside the business (ie our clients) are wondering what the hell we're doing. How is it possible for the insane failure rate in IT projects to just continue?

I gave a talk on DevSum15 about this, using agile principles and my view on why the #NoProjects and #NoEstimates movements are not visionary but inevitable. Please watch it and, even pleasier, tell me what you think!

The Vasco Duarte from whom I stole two of my pictures is @duarte_vasco on twitter. You can also find him on http://softwaredevelopmenttoday.blogspot.se/

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Johan Öbrink

Started programming on my VIC 20 in 1982. Programmed JavaScript, Java, ActionScript, C# and then some. Love TDD, XP and agile development. Enjoy talking (a lot), building drones and playing with LEGO.

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