“It helps to know that people were “uncovering better ways of developing software” long before the Agile Manifesto was written, because it puts it into context. It enables us to understand the constitutional limitations and consider how to grow beyond them.”
I read this piece a few weeks ago and I've been thinking about it quite a bit ever since. I work in a team that does agile with sprints, stand ups, and all the rest. But I'm starting to question if it really works, do we get more done? Does it make us more productive and encourage communication. I'll be honest and say that I'm not really sure about that. And it makes me think about some posts I've read recently about how software making is becoming more like working in a factory. This I can relate to in many ways.