World’s Largest Agile Project in Disarray

*The government’s recent review of major projects revealed that the flagship Universal Credit welfare programme will cost nearly six times more than previously billed.

Another widely reported, and expensive, failure where management were sold the idea that Agile Software Development was the magic bullet solution to all. Naturally, in Agilista circles they are arguing that the project only failed because “they did agile wrong”, but we don’t need to link to any more of that crap. Just the dope:

Universal Credit will cost taxpayers £12.8bn
DWP drops agile from flagship government software project

This was predicted by the same publication in 2011:
Agile will fail GovIT, says corporate lawyer