Do you think Agile sucks

comScore AWSole
Jul 7 12 Comments

Agile basically puts all the responsibility and blame on developers while letting product managers and owners just run the show and take credit . All they do is watch YouTube , go to a bunch of meetings and then breathe down your neck for a status . They don’t even explain the requirements well or understand it. Heck the developers have to come up with their own user stories . It gives everyone else the license to make mistakes and pivot except the developer.

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  • Carvana jas1823
    In true Agile, the overall responsibility is on the PMs and POs.
    Jul 7 1
    • comScore AWSole
      OP
      How often do you see that happen ? I never see the blame for delays and issues be on poor requirements or management . It’s always the developer who did not work fast enough . In theory Agile is great , in reality it sucks.
      Jul 7
  • ANCILE Solutions, Inc. eNBa60
    Agile is just a framework. Like anything in the corporate world, success or failure depends on adoption and execution. Company A’s philosophy will likely be different from Company B’s. For example, at some companies, other teams like Sales and Support can & do write some of the User Stories since they’re getting the direct feedback and scope from the prospect/existing customer.
    Jul 7 0
  • Davey cCTI36
    Somehow I can't deny OPs argument..lately I have seen Products managers are just talking and asking for stat updates.. something's not right ..
    Jul 7 0
  • New / Mgmt
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    Agile is made for the f*** managers who just want to maximize on their engineers horsepower.
    Jul 7 0
  • Sooner than later, management would realize the same and if this is the scenario you described, it makes the job of PM and owners redundant
    Jul 7 0
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    fjdiehtbmore
    I think agile is dead
    Jul 7 2
    • F5 Networks / Eng <-
      Is there a different framework followed at FB?
      Jul 7
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      Each team decides how to execute and operate
      Jul 7
  • Agile is good for managing remote teams you don’t fully trust. It’s also good to help management keep track of tasks and progress.

    The more process you impose, the slower and ahem, less agile your team will be. Introduce process in response to problems and with the team’s buy-in.

    Often some clown attends a 2-day Scrum Master training and thinks Agile is the solution to all the world’s problems, poverty, hunger, starvation, war. Ignore these people.
    Jul 7 0
  • Davey cCTI36
    But the newest cool job on the block is product managers .. I have seen lot of swe who got bored from coding jump to prod mgr where they are there just because they are technically more sound than a traditional PM. Dont know how that helps but...
    Jul 7 0
  • Aetion WSOl30
    You people must have had some real terrible experiences to give you this much ptsd. Agile done right promotes empowerment, flow and trust using minimum necessary process and small batch sizes.
    Oct 11 0

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