Small Dev Teams Thrive In Venn Diagrams

By Jeremy Duvall, for The Forbes Technology Council

This story originally appeared on Forbes.com on January 13, 2022.

If you want to guarantee that your agile software development process will fail, then you should definitely manage your dev teams with a heavy-handed, top-down, hierarchical approach.

Whether you prefer XP, Kanban or Scrum, you should create a command-and-control structure that is highly directive and forces all decisions through a narrow bottleneck at the top, preferably someone far removed from any direct understanding of the problem being solved or the thinking behind the engineers’ chosen approach.