The Death of Agile – How to rename stuff and make money

I’m sitting here on Sunday morning thinking about how there is a propensity in the “Agile” space to re-name or [re] label things that already exist so they supposedly become “new” things. That action in of itself is not bad. It can create new value, new wealth, new knowledge. Perhaps?

It becomes bad when it is sold as something entirely new, but it isn’t actually. Where is the innovation? In the content or context — how the pieces were moved around or collected or displayed?

Really, do two turtles make a chicken?


Then some entities start making money off of the alleged “new thing.” A new chicken, tastes better? Less fat? More filling? Where is the value?


I’m particularly fascinated by the DEVOPS movement. Especially considering I experienced doing the essence of “DEVOPS” with the USAF as early as the late 90’s (YMMV).


Then there is this thing called Open source. Linux. The core is there too from the early 90’s with Linus and his band of geeky mastery seekers.


I was watching The death of Agile – Allen Holub. 🙂


What has really changed? Thoughts?


#DEVOPS #Agile #Scrum #SAFe #Nexus #DSDM #DAD #LeSS

#questioneverything #truebusinessagility #coreprinciples #thought #agileisdead


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