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Revision 7 . . February 9, 2004 10:09 am USA Pacific Time by CostaPissaris
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It seems clear from the session that traditional IT departments are increasingly seen as a problem and an obstacle to effective development practices.

There is an interesting article in the January 2004 issue of CIO at http://www.cio.com/archive/011504/itwork.html in which it is stated that continued outsourcing and cost cutting by central IT groups is leading front line P&L departments to do their own IT. These 'grey' projects ignore central IT groups and funding. An unstated assumption in the article is ineffective delivery practices by central IT groups.

Grey projects are almost by definition agile. The customer is motivated and interested in working software as quickly as possible. They don't care about telephone book requirements and they don't need blockers to pretend to be following some ineffective process.

It seems to me that anyone looking to use Agile approaches should be looking to participate in these 'grey' IT projects outside the IT mainstream.

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