The very first value of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development is – “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools“. Yet, we are stuck on countless processes – Stand-ups, retrospectives, Sprint planning and Sprint reviews. Similarly, we debate tools like Jira Vs DevOps Vs Sticky notes, Modo-o-meters/Stress-o-meters Vs Project Status Meetings, User stories Vs Architecture/Design/Requirement documents, Burndown Vs Earned-value reporting and the list goes on.
The point is to value ‘individuals and interactions’ over ‘processes and tools’. However, we seem to drop waterfall processes/tools and are stuck with new ones. Still, ignoring the people who are putting a real work!
Why are we insulting the Agile Manifesto?