Commentaries

Commentaries #

By one of the authors #

Artisanal Retro-Futurism Team-Scale Anarcho-Syndicalism - Brian Marick, 15-16 June 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5yv-WcQ4wY (audio improves at 3:20 and again at 15:15)
http://arxta.net/explanation.html
Brian Marick about how the core of Agile has gone missing in the 2000s and what that core is/was.

The Agile Manifesto, Elaborated - Jeff Sutherland, 20 April 2012
https://www.scruminc.com/agile-manifesto-elaborated-2/
Part of “Agile Principles and Values” by Jeff Sutherland. The discrepancy in publishing dates suggests at least one of them is incorrect.

Agile Principles and Values - Jeff Sutherland, 28 April 2015
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd997578.aspx
Jeff Sutherland’s commentary on the four Agile values and a section on Agile being an umbrella term, not a methodology. Part of it published as “The Agile Manifesto, Elaborated” with an inconsistent publishing date.

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development is an historical artifact - Jeff Sutherland, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wXHGIqd_ag
Jeff Sutherland explains the Agile Manifesto is a historical artifact and none of the authors want to change it. It is what it is.

By others #

The Power in Agile - Sarah Mei, 14 July 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL-6RCTywbc
Critical examination of how the lack of diversity among the authors of the Agile Manifesto resulted in ignoring power dynamics and what that means for a practice like pair programming

Agile won the war but lost the peace - Allan Kelly, 8 November 2018
https://www.allankellyassociates.co.uk/archives/2762/agile-won-the-war-but-lost-the-peace/
Allan Kelly argues that everyone is agile now, but that kind of agile is not living up to the original dream of agile.

The Agile values 20 years later - Romeu Moura, 12 February 2021
https://medium.com/@Romeu/the-agile-values-20-years-later-63279a067d80
Deep dive into the four core values of Agile 20 years after the Manifesto

“software development culture as a literal cult” - @arclight, 25 February 2021
https://twitter.com/arclight/status/1364951333216923653
Twitter thread arguing there’s a really destructive coercive atmosphere around tools, practices, and methodologies today that didn’t exist 25y ago

How Much Lean is in Today’s “Agile”? - Michael Mahlberg, Johanna Rothman, March 2021
https://www.agilealliance.org/how-much-lean-is-in-todays-agile-part-i/
https://www.agilealliance.org/adaptability-enhances-how-we-work/
Five part series exploring the observation that although agile approaches owe their history to lean principles, the authors see very little lean thinking in many supposedly agile endeavours