Agile is just some new fad?

Jason Yip
2 min readFeb 24

Migrated from my old blog from 2015.

“Agile is just some new fad” might have been a reasonable objection in 2001 but it seems less reasonable after more than two decades.

Let’s look a little closer at the history…

When all the lightweight methodology people got together at Snowbird in 2001, Extreme Programming (aka XP) was by far, the most popular approach. XP was born when Kent Beck was asked to rescue the C3 project, a payroll system replacement at Chrysler, in 1996. I first heard of XP in late 1998 on comp.object

Jason Yip

Senior Manager Product Engineering at Grainger. Extreme Programming, Agile, Lean guy. Ex-Spotify, ex-ThoughtWorks, ex-CruiseControl