Agile invites critical thinking? Buy a vowel. Agile is bullshit.

If you were older and more experienced you would be better at recognizing software development bullshit for what it is. Agile adds nothing new. Let me clue you in: when some existing thing or procedure is given a new name, you are being bullshitted.

What we used to call “usage scenarios” agile calls “stories,” which all by itself makes me want to target-vomit on whoever is leading the meeting. Do we get milk an’ cookies with our stories?

What we once accurately called “unfinished work” is now called “technical debt.”

What we once called “editing” or “interface revision” is now called “refactoring.”

Same operations. New names.

Just like Microsoft rearranging the icons and ribbons and announcing a new version of Microsoft Office™ which corporate buyers eagerly order. Latest an’ greatest!!

The only thing agile brings to the table is you. And your “team,” which we once called a “group” but “team” sounds more sporty.

But I bet you think meetings are productive time. You might read this:

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