What is modernized, mobile, agile, and lean? Russia’s defense.

When it comes to the right way of doing (agile) software development versus the proven wrong way of (waterfall) software development, we often hear the terms:

  • Strategic
  • Modern
  • Mobile
  • Agile
  • Lean
  • Unconventional

So, it was somewhat surprising and interesting when I noticed these words in a CNN article regarding Russia and its Department of Defense.  In that same article, I noticed other terms that could be equally applicable and relevant to an article on agile software development and modern day technology trends, including:

  • Eavesdropping equipment
  • Cyberattacks
  • Proxies
  • Electronic warfare
  • Computer systems
  • Internet communications
  • Technological edge
  • Advanced systems

It is interesting that agile is becoming known as a better way of doing a lot of things, even modern warfare.  The old days of huge armed forces (hundreds of developers) and overwhelming power (five-hundred million dollar information systems) are becoming obsolete and ineffective.

Agile is the future.

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