It’s all too common these days to see arguments on Twitter or mailing lists with these rules-bound zealots arguing that ”you’re not agile” because you aren’t following the rules to their satisfaction.
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. We are stuck in a rut.
And as I’m fond of saying, the only difference between a rut and a grave is the dimensions.
Source: Andy Hunt, “The Failure of Agile”, http://blog.toolshed.com/2015/05/the-failure-of-agile.html