Seen on Twitter
“Most people doing Agile today are actually doing Waterfall with Agile terms. Agile is dead.”
There are a lot of people talking about “post-agile” now that the word Agile has been taken up by the masses, including those selling products and services with the word without ever doing what some might consider to be truly Agile.
What did you expect?
It’s not been so many years since the mailing lists were abuzz with people suggesting Agile to anyone who would listen, and many who would not. Why the shift from pushing Agile to walking away from it? Did you think people would “see the light” and be suddenly changed?
Let’s face it, working in an Agile fashion is hard. It requires paying attention to what you’re doing and the results of that. It requires thinking and making choices. It requires honoring the thoughts and feelings of those around you. None of this is easy stuff. It doesn’t just fall into place because you’ve decided to “do Agile.”
It doesn’t “just happen” even when you’ve been working in an Agile fashion for a decade. Every day is another day of practice. I still make mistakes. I expect that; I just strive to notice and correct them earlier.
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