I remember "PMs," program managers, going farther than anyone to make the daily scrum a tiresome bore.

They did pretty much no work, played Facebook games all day, but at the meetings they were always perky and made a big show of using Agile Newspeak ("stories") at every opportunity. I hated that word, and I hate "refactor" and "technical debt" and all the rest.

My project was solo so the morning meeting was the only part of it I had to do but if I ever had to attend a "sprint retrospective"

“Let's meet for four hours and discuss what we just learned about teamwork"

.. I'd have gone right out of my mind.

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