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Radtac's Agile Predictions Part 2

The second instalment of our 2015 Agile predictions comes from Simon Powers, Agile / Architecture - Transformation Coach. Simon's predictions include the growth of Agile consultancy in 2015, and even greater infiltration of Lean practices.


Simon's predictions:

  1. We will continue to see smaller and smaller feedback cycles and tools to support this, especially around web based programs.
  2. I predict a move towards experiment based planning which continues the progression from traditional requirements, through stories, to experiments.
  3. The popularity of Kanban will continue to rise and maybe will out strip Scrum, although this may not happen in 2015.
  4. There will be a significant development in architecture, both in the process and the types of systems being implemented.
  5. I believe we might see a few more frameworks appear for scaling agile as I think the industry is still weak in this area. We have SAFe, DAD, Less and Kanban, but I expect to see more that are tailored to specific industries or to address specific problems.
  6. I think Lean and the Lean start up will also continue to grow in popularity
  7. We may start to see a shift from unit test based TDD to more BDD acceptance testing as the norm.
  8. I expect consultancy to grow significantly, as large scale agile adoption becomes more prevalent; experts will be needed more and more. We have seen previously that lack of expertise can seriously stall a transformation and even give Agile a bad name, so consultants and training will continue to grow, in my humble opinion.

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