WOULD YOU SACRIFICE YOUR JOB FOR A METHODOLOGY? A CASE STUDY IN ETHICAL AGILITY

2005 Issues in Information Systems  
Information Technology is fraught with evangelists preaching that one hardware platform, one O/S, one programming language or even one development methodology is the true and only path to computing salvation. In this paper, we investigate the case of a recent message submitted to a listserv by an ASIS SIGIA list subscriber that results in a forfeited job opportunity. The list subscriber had taken an ethical stance that he could not in good conscience retract his position on the appropriateness
more » ... he appropriateness of Agile Methodologies for application development. The Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice is examined as it relates to the case. A series of relevant ethical questions are raised that would provide a basis for classroom discussion. Finally, Agile developers who participated in a panel discussion on the topic share their individual viewpoints.
doi:10.48009/2_iis_2005_131-139 fatcat:mxgwzs6w5zfn5bmxclxn5i7zpy