See also my post: “Live agile and dead Agile” by Haran Rasalingam.
This post from pragdave.me by Dave Thomas echoes similar concerns to the ones that I have been voicing:
Thirteen years ago, I was among seventeen middle-aged white guys who gathered at Snowbird, Utah. We were there because we shared common beliefs about developing software, and we wondered if there was a way to describe what we believed.
It took less than a day to come up with a short list of values. We published those values, along with a list of practices, as the Manifesto for Angile Software Development:
Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools
Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation
Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation, and
Responding to Change over Following a Plan
I was proud of what we did, both the process we followed and the result it produced. And I think that the existence of the manifesto has helped developers break free some some of the wasteful and soul-destroying practices of the ’80s and ’90s.
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