"The word “agile” has become sloganized; meaningless at best, jingoist at worst. We have large swaths of people doing “flaccid agile,” a half-hearted attempt at following a few select software development practices, poorly."
"But of course, to be agile—or effective—isn’t about comfort"
"Following a rigid set of rules limits your performance (...) teams find themselves unknowingly stuck in a rut: blindly following the concrete rules, not gaining the experience they need to get to the point where they know they need to move beyond the rules."
"What happened to the idea of inspect and adapt? What happened to the idea of introducing new practices, of evolving our practices to suit the challenges at hand? The canonical agile practices of popular methods have remained essentially unchanged for over a decade."
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