Was Buddha Agile?

Written on 10:14:00 AM by S. Potter

I just found two interesting Buddha quotes this morning:

Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.
The above quote demonstrates a mindset to dissuade ourselves from getting stuck in a rut through boredom. I've seen the effects of boredom on traditional software projects to know the above prophecy to be very true in this application.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
This next quote captures (to me) the essence of agile development practices: focusing on what needs to be accomplished rather than composing lengthy status reports for clients or managers to look like you are doing "stuff". I've worked with far too many "hot air" consultants from large consulting firms yelling the latest (at the time) buzz acronyms such as SOA, ESB, EAI, etc to know that these types of individuals do not accomplish anything in the real world.

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