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.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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