A set of best practices. That seems to be the only reasonable definition we can give for ASD.
When I first heard about Agility, it was as something that's going to increase productivity and customer satisfaction. At the end of my first 1 hour session on that, (that was, say, 8 months back?) I felt...suicidal?
Clubbing up things that successful people do as best practices is by far the silliest thing I have ever known. Now, The term Agile has been associated with every best practice known.. even those that came up before Agile did.
People around the world call it agile. I prefer to call it common sense.
While it is still better than that 'Waterfall Model' or any other crap practiced previously, (most of which were useless), I still hate this concept.
1. What did u do yesterday?
2. What do u plan to do today? and what about tomorrow?
3. What are the blocking issues?
Silliest. If I have a bloody blocking issue, I am going to resolve it or take the help of people who can! Why waste 30 minutes for this!
Either people out there don't trust their employees to do their work on their own and would like to play Grandpa.. Or People don't work unless they are pushed into it. I really don't get it. What is the point in pushing people to work? If they don't want to work, find someone who wants to! Sheesh.
The success of this model, or increased productivity, can clearly tell us that more people in the workplace are average, below average or unwilling to work ! Note again. This is a 'Success' = ">50% of them". Mass hiring of people without looking for talent has taken us to the point that "Common sense" has to be written down as policies.
Hey, by the way, tell me if this is true. I was laughing for one whole day after hearing this.
There is supposedly this published agile paper in some magazine... I could not see it for myself. The gist of it for u from what i heard..
Meetings often tend to go beyond their time limit.. Not anymore!
Ta ta da! We have Agile chairpersons!
He's going to take Super control! He's going to stop u if u cross your allotted 15 minutes. He's going to bring things back on track if any agenda shoots over the limit! He's going to ensure things get done... ON TIME!
Yes, you heard it right! A meeting that shoots past the time will be a thing of the past!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Why do you wear Wristwatches to a meeting, may I ask?
Why do u need one separate guy to look at the clock.. Don't the employees have enough sense to look into their watches??
Okay Okay, now that's all for now on why Agile sucks from a Management's perspective.
We still have the employee..
If I see any employee who vouches for 'how Agile changed his worklife', I will never, and oh, NEVER trust him with my work, at least.
Coz' to me, It effectively means that he never had any common sense to begin with..
PS: This is just my opinion. If you are one of those people who would even need guidelines to brush your teeth properly.. Just ignore this post and get back to Dreamland.. No offence meant!