The Opposite of Agile

NYC settle a lawsuit to compensate poor families for food stamps they were denied by mistake beginning in 1999…

…as many as 34,000 families could have been affected, with the settlement ranging from $8 million to $71 million depending on how many people were involved. The city has said that it corrected the computer problem several years ago — NY Times

  • Make mistake effecting food for poor families.
  • Correct mistake approx. 5 years later.
  • Acknowledge mistake 8 years later.
  • Blame others but retain liability.

WNYC story

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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.