Thursday, December 04, 2008

Hope in hardship?

Hard times provide opportunity for change. Can't afford for a project to fail? Applying agile development principles can help. Doing projects with fewer people? Applying agile development principles can help. Limited resources throw options in sharp relief where a surfeit of resources makes putting off change easier.

Right now every organisation is assessing all their costs (most companies have cut between 10-30% of their workforce). In this process, CIO and Managers are being asked to do more with less, to keep the engine running with half the budget. This means they have to look to open source.

Ross Mason, from his blog.

These sound like there is a future for agile minded open source addicted developers out there. Time will tell...