Agile is a never ending journey. You can't be Agile when you have stopped continuous improvement.
As an emerging project philosophy and methodology, Agile leads many fiery debates and drives a lot of interesting brainstorming. What are the myths about agile development and how can you justify them?
· By doing daily stand-ups, you are agile
· Agile is bad, after a novice failed to implement it
· Agile is running mini-waterfalls
· Everyone is suitable to work as part of an Agile Team, to work in an Agile environment.
· Agile frees. Dev teams from any obligations. We should just let them do whatever they want as we should trust and empower them even if they are totally new to Agile.
· We are Agile (already). We tick all checklist boxes. So we are there and do not need to grow further. We can relax. (versus Agile is a never ending journey. You can't be Agile when you have stopped continuous improvement. Agile can be gamed - "ticking the boxes")
· Agile is the goal. It will solve everything, instantaneously (versus Agile is a means to improve organizational business value output / cost performance, sustainability and competitive advantage, etc.)