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Can agile be used for large projects?

It seems to me that Agile has not been tested in large environments. All the projects done in agile that I have seen so far are small to medium projects. I have heard about several attempts to use Agile in large projects, but I haven't heard about the outcome of such attempts.

So my question, can you or can you not use Agile in large projects?
asked 12 years ago by anonymous

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This is controversial. While those referring to themselves as Agilists swear that Agile can scale well and can be applied in large projects, the other Project Managers are skeptical. In fact, since Agile promotes loose governance and management of projects, it is very hard to imagine that the concept can be applied well in large projects, where there are many resources of different caliber (experience wise), background, and work habits.

Contrary to what some believe, Agile has not yet proven itself in any large project, although some companies (such as Toyota, I believe), have said that they initiated some large project using the Agile methodology. Nobody heard anything about how the projects are going since the initial announcement.
answered 12 years ago by FastProjectManager (10,100 points)

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