Some (weird) statements on Agile

This post was inspired by this question on a Linkedin Group – though I can’t believe that in this day and age, there are people who give the following reasons for starting agile projects. Note that the quotes come not only from management level folks but also team members at various levels.

Goes to show that all the training and experience in the world is not going to help you, if you don’t “get” it.

In no particular order:

1. Oh, our agile teams have high standards in development. They follow best practices like templates, checklists, peer reviews and other extensive documentation!

2. Yes, we are agile. We have 2-week iterations, daily standup meetings, product backlogs and a scrum master. Our Dev team finishes all of the stories in the first week and then sends for testing in the second week. We have a hardening sprint and our automation is Sprint + 1

3. We plan and lock our sprint backlog for each sprint in a release during release planning (each release has 6-8 sprints). Any changes have to approved by our Agile Council (looks like Change Control Board was renamed to Agile Council)

4. We have large agile teams on a single mega-project, staffed across locations. We have architects, business analysts who proxy for our customers, integration coordinators etc on this team. We do great work!

I’ll post others as I remember them.


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