Slashdot has a post on mob programming that, as usual, has brought out the poorly socialized extreme introverts and their invective. There are always interesting and insightful comments as well. I recommend checking it out. The post links to some studies about mob programming that are also interesting.
For reference, here is the link to the article on Slashdot called Is Agile Development a Failing Concept?
This article will generate lots of great discussion, but most of it will be ignorant. My biggest problem with this is that one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto, Andy Hunt, has asserted that Agile just isn’t working out. My opinion: Andy has failed to have the necessary patience for a decades-long cultural change. This is a lot like a leader at Toyota saying that lean has failed because 50 years after they started doing it, not everyone is doing it properly yet. One organization that I know of has been working on changing to Agile for over 10 years and they still aren’t “done”. That’s actually okay.