Can you be agile with a waterfall client?

Can you be agile with a waterfall client?

Summary: An exasperated front end developer was telling me his project woes the other day. The project had started out using the Agile development methodology, using an iterative and evolutionary approach based on close collaboration.

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An exasperated front end developer was telling me his project woes the other day. The project had started out using the Agile development methodology, using an iterative and evolutionary approach based on close collaboration.

However, the client didn’t dig the agile vibe. The client dropped by every couple of weeks, and dropped disconnected bombshell requests, and then disappeared again.

I’ve never worked on an Agile project myself (unless you count standing up in a meeting) but I guess it must be more a team event than a ‘brief then leave’.

@growdigital

Topic: Software Development

Jake Rayson

About Jake Rayson

A web designer since the 20th century, I am a pragmatic advocate of Free Software and I use proprietary software when appropriate. I made the full-time switch to Linux back in 2007, and my desktop tools of choice are Linux Mint, Inkscape, GIMP and Sublime Text.

As a Front End Developer, my core skills are HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery, and my working life reflects my commitment to open standards and accessible websites (ie accessible by everyone, regardless of browser, platform, ability or technology).

For web publishing platforms, I use WordPress for ease of use and Drupal for more complex solutions.

I am also learning about Ruby, Rails, Sinatra and CoffeeScript. I like the minimalist Ruby Way. To this end, my personal portfolio website is built with NestaCMS.

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