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Some rifts are occurring in AgileLand - a world supposedly driven by
cooperation, trust and appreciative inquiry! Debate is arising about first
generation agile methods (XP, Scrum) and newer upstarts like Kanban and the
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Perhaps because market shifts carry training and
consulting revenue with them, but a few people don’t seem very happy, as
evidenced by some recent blog posts.
Ken Schwaber’s UnSAFe
at Any Speed article describe SAFe as a RUP based dinosaur
focussing on processes and tools rather than individuals and Interactions. Ian
Mitchel summarises the Scrum vs SAFe debate well in his piece Method
Wars and speaks to his own SAFe experiences.