Why “Agile” and especially Scrum are terrible

Originally posted on Michael O. Church:
Note: My first novel, Farisa’s Crossing, will be released in spring 2021. Agility is a good thing, no doubt, and the Agile Manifesto isn’t unreasonable. Compared to a straw-man practice called “Waterfall”, Agile is notably superior. Yet, so much of Agile as-practiced is deeply harmful, and I don’t really…