carnival of the agilists, 6-apr-07

John Brothers has posted the latest carnival, which is somewhat brief because I fiddled with our publishing schedule this week. I found the linked article by SM Kripanidhi particularly thought-provoking; while I like the simplicity of the Scrum concepts, I too am disappointed by the overt commercialisation in and around the Scrum Alliance. I can understand the industry’s appetite for certification – and indeed the whole cookie-cutter approach to new ideas. But it seems to me that that kind of shrink-wrapped and commoditised packaging is the antithesis of agility. I don’t mind anyone getting rich from a good idea, but surely agility will mean something entirely different in each organisation that truly seeks it?

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