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Discussion on: Sprints/retros are not "agile"

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Alex Bunardzic

Agile is the opposite of waterfall. Waterfall is based on the "failure is not an option" dictum. Agile is based on "failure is the only option" dictum.

Any team who is not working following the "failure is the only option" dictum is not doing agile. It's as simple as that. No need to make it "Buddhist" or any other similarly silly complication.

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Bruno Costenaro

+1 great point

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Cubicle Buddha • Edited on

Why is it silly to compare secular Buddhism and Agile? Both are non-religious philosophies that

  • encourage people to embrace change
  • focus on cycles and inward looking (cough retrospective)
  • listening to others so you can help them

In fact, I deep dive right into why “retrospective meetings” are not dumb and in fact are one of the healthiest things you can do:

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Alex Bunardzic

Not silly to compare it. But I'm a big fan of Occam's Razor, so I prefer not adding complexity.