Agile misconceptions. No documentation, no processes, no plans – is that Agile? – interview with Thomas Zimmermann
Interview with Thomas Zimmermann by Monika Zofia Potiopa
There are still many misconceptions about Agile, such as it meaning no documentation, no processes or no plans. What steps do you think we can take to eliminate these misconceptions?
At the end of the day, if you talk about Agile and particularly Scrum, you of course have documentation. Consider a list of user stories, which is essentially another way of doc¬umenting what you want to do. It is a comon misconception to say that there is no specification. Correct – there is no specification in the form of a traditional document. Instead the same content is represented in a different, but much more effective way, i.e. as a prioritized list of user stories.