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Dec 042013

In 2014…

  • People will still call other people “resources.” Even to their face.
  • Nominally Agile organizations will continue to administer performance appraisal schemes that emphasize the individual and downplay the team.
  • Companies will continue to not train their developers in Agile engineering, because technical execution skills will remain off the radar.
  • Technology managers and stakeholders will still assume that their teams ought to develop quality products faster than is realistically possible.
  • Project managers will still struggle to come up with a good measure of Agile team productivity for their executives, and consultants will continue telling those project managers that they shouldn’t be measuring productivity.
  • Bad meetings — and complaining about the number of meetings in Agile — will remain the norm.
  • Cubicles and other sensory-deprivation cells will still dot offices — but there will be fewer of them.
  • Female programmers and architects will still be unheard of in many organizations.
  • Consultants will continue arguing over the merits of various methodologies and frameworks, while practitioners — getting more and more confused — will just do whatever their organization will tolerate.
  • And … people like me will remain hopeful and driven to change all that!

[Editor’s Note: This post is part of the annual “Cutter Predicts …” series.]


Gil Broza

Gil Broza is a Senior Consultant with Cutter's Agile Product & Project Management practice. He helps organizations, teams, and individuals implement high-performance agile principles and practices.


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