Avoiding the Snare of "Cargo Cult" Agile

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Avoiding the Snare of "Cargo Cult" Agile

Posted March 31, 2015 in Agile Product Management & Software Engineering Excellence Cutter Business Technology Journal
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We use the term "cargo cults" to describe teams whose activities look and feel Agile to the casual observer, and have some of the trappings (e.g., daily stand-ups, periodic planning), but are not supported by a corresponding adherence to Agile principles. Often these teams are simply carrying on as they always did but using the camouflage of Agile terminology to mask the lack of change.