Notwithstanding great success, one accident involving self driven car will hog the limelight and people will demand ban on its usage citing reasons like "Not safe", while at the same time hundreds, if not thousands of human driven car accidents would be happening all around.
Similarly for Agile Adoptions, couple of failure would hog titles likes "Agile is Dead", "Agile No longer the favorite tool of management" (as if it was ever), "Move beyond Agile" and so on, while at the same time hundreds if not thousands of IT projects would be failing for being Traditional or Half Agile combined with management overdose
As an analogy, Self driven cars are promising to do same kind of disruption what Agile did( or is trying to do) with Software Development.
The way people are skeptical for self driven cars, we could remember old agile days (and is true even now), where long discussions used to take place which debates whether the project is fit for Agile or if doing Incremental development in even possible in your products.
Nevertheless, its difficult to stop an Idea whose time has come. Self driven Cars will be the successful mode of transport in near future. However, there will still be accidents as nothing is foolproof and fails at some point of time. Despite all the success don't surprise to hear things like
- I know my car is capable of self driving, but I'd like to drive myself to be in control.
- Its slow in cities and not fast in highways.
- There is no adventure on these drivings as they are monotonous.
- I am not able to utilise full potential of my car (like going from 0 - 100 in 6 seconds)
Does these skepticism looks familiar....?
With all the success Agile software development had...!!! it continue to faces similar skepticism