17 March 2008

Sludge methodology

I have recently been working as a Developer in a large organisation, more than twenty thousand employees. They develop software using the Sludge methodology. It's a lot like Waterfall, but instead of water, mud is used! It's so slow. It wastes millions of ££££s, and the end result is not what the users want. It's painful to watch and be involved with.

I was wondering if anyone has worked in a large company, greater than twenty thousand employees, where a project has been implemented using an Agile methodology? How did you go about it? How did you overcome the natural resistance to the word Agile that seems to exist in large companies?