It has been some time since I've posted on this blog as I've taken a break from PM social media and am transitioning and pivoting to a new career direction (what I refer to as an "A.P.E.E." - see my profile for an explanation). After taking some time off and looking at "Agile" again, I'm not impressed. In fact, it is getting tiresome. I discuss this in the video podcast below with with Samir Penkar of The Future of Project Management site:
That is not to say that the principles, methods and frameworks are bad per se (with the exception of things like SAFe, which has become an even bigger bloated mess!), but with the industry, proponents and evangelists pontificating their same old platitudes about how great it is and how it will save us from the evils of Waterfall (The original paper by Joyce published in the 1970's, who is credited with the genesis of the Waterfall method, in fact acknowledged its limitation and advocated breaking things down as requirements change and iterating through them... Agile proponents are ignorant of this and think that their way of thinking originated in the mid-90's with the so called "manifesto". What a joke!)
In any event, I think "reflective" agility is what we need, so as to obtain true agility and project leadership through a process of philosophical reflection to think, learn and grow in work and for that matter, life in general. Nothing is more important than the project of one's life! I'll be posting on this topic here regularly.