Five Violations of Agile

by Jeff Langr

October 07, 2008

(aka Five Core Reasons Why Your Attempts at Agile are Failing)

  • Developers work as individuals, not a team, and refuse to collaborate on stories

  • Emphasis on iterations over stories, instead of trying to deliver “done done” stories every day or two

  • Automated ATs are not the focal point of negotiation and completion

  • Unwillingness to adapt the process as a result of retrospectives

  • Acceptance of incomplete work at the end of an iteration

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