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Am I “Post-Agile”?

Of late, most of my talks have been challenging the dogmatism that exists in the Agile community. I hate the whole “Our way or Highway (no-way)” attitude. Do it by the book or you are not Agile. Do X, Y & Z else you are not Agile.

Who’d believe with the way things are here
We’d be going everywhere telling people how to live
Who’d believe we’d spend more
Shippin’ products with broken builds
Than to educate our minds?
Sorry but that’s what most do

I can’t help but think,
Someone’s forsaken you and me

By far what I see Agile today is, its “Process OVER People”. I could be completely wrong, but this is what I see happening in a lot (not every single) company. Because I think this way, some folks think I’m “Post Agile”. If challenging what some people are trying to push in the community is becoming “Post that community”. Then I guess I’m “Post Dogmatism”, I’m “Post Silverbulletism”.

I have always been of the opinion that Agile is just a means and not an end in itself. So is technology and so are companies and software they build.

If there is a new way, I’ll be first in line. 

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