7 Agile Sins


There are still a lot of people out there who believe, that agile methods are the silver bullet to all their problems. This leads us to the 7 agile sins, that I collected in this post. Let’s have a look at the 7 agile sins (I’m sure you’ll be able to add some more in the comments).

1. Stop learning

You think you know what Scrum is and how it works. That’s why you think you can stop learning new things, am I right? Wrong! Learning is an integral element of agile methods. If you’re open for it, you’ll learn something new every day. The inspect and adapt cycles are not for nothing. If you don’t learn from your experience, every agile implementation will fail.

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32 thoughts on “7 Agile Sins”

  1. Agreed. It seems that many people are looking for a detailed process to follow. They want an approach that they can employ over and over on every project and get consistent results. It never happens.

    That’s why retrospectives are so important. If you are not doing regular retrospectives and implementing changes based on the feedback, you’re not agile!

    1. Hi Vin

      Thanks for your nice comment. I fully agree that retrospectives are an important part of the inspect & adapt cycle. Unfortunately, I also saw misused retrospectives, were the management tried to push their ideas instead of the team. And in the end everybody is wondering, why the agile transition failed.

      – marc

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