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I saw this classic comic book cover and couldn't resist. There could be a whole True Coding Crime series. (Click image for larger version.)
I've been feeling a little dirty recently from dealings with people who might most kindly be called duplicitous. "I'm agile," they state at the same time their ass backs up into a cave-cube, looking to grab an ugly stick with which to beat down team members.
My wish is greedy and unreasonable: I want nothing more than to expect that if people say they are supportive of something, then they actually understand what they're supporting and actively try to do so. (It's asking a lot, given that millions of US citizens just did otherwise.)
On days when I feel like Catbert, I want to use a personality-profile-based litmus test for agile attitude. Does the use of personality profiles in business derive from mistrust, from people being burned? Are they a tool for evil when used as a factor in hiring?
Employing such a test would require sufficient data demonstrating a correlation between personalities and agile. Is there correlation? A study is warranted; what would that look like? I imagine in its simplest form there are two questions.
Tim Ottinger and I are working on a new project, an agile agile reference guide. (Yes, that's supposed to be two "agile"s in a row.) One of the things we're debating is a list of pairing smells. Here's what we have so far:
Thoughts welcome, and incorporated ideas will be rightly attributed. What might we remove from or add to this list? What could be worded better?
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