February 2014 Blog Posts

The 5th value of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development

There is one more important value in addition to the other 4 values of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and its evolution: Critical thinking and independent judgment over the cult of personality and cult leaders It promotes scientific skepticism over cargo-cults. It promotes a pragmatic and contextual approach and plurality over simplified and absolute truths and orthodoxy. It helps to overcome things such as narcissism, self-interest, partiality, bias, cronyism, groupthink, and the likes that can affect individuals, (sub)communities, commercial organisations as well as thought leaders. Can you spot dysfunctions in IT and in the Lean and Agile community...