A Critique of Blind Agilism
Is Agile a fashion statement? Has it become another system of incontrovertible truths & principles?
There is Agile. And then there is the The Dogmatic Agile - a system which lays down the incontrovertible truths, principles which you can not change if you want to be called Agile. This talk discusses Agile in a world where everybody is either already Agile (self-proclaimed) or wants to be Agile, with a lot of focus on the "capital A" Agile, rather than being simply "agile". The latter is what we need to be, but the former is what brings the brand forward, so everybody wants to be a part of silly race they are going to lose.
This talk questions the core beliefs of The Dogmatic Agile, the challenges which testing teams face and the baggage of unneeded rituals such a system brings to the table, while loosing sight of the actual goal - a high quality product. I assume people are intelligent, so what is it, if not our deliberate blindness, when comes to Agile?
Agile is not what you see in the books or talks on Agile. This presentation is a critical analysis of the real Agile - the Agile in the wild.