Why Developers Are Rising Against Agile – 5 Most Popular Reasons [#AgainstAgile #AgileReasons]

Why Developers Are Rising Against Agile – 5 Most Popular Reasons [#AgainstAgile #AgileReasons]


1. Agile Can Turn Into Micromanagement
2. Agile Becomes The Goal Itself
3. Agile Lets To Abdicate Responsibility
4. Agile Can Take Up A Lot Of Time
5. Agile Can Boost Stress

1. Agile Can Turn Into Micromanagement
One of the goals of Agile is to let teams decide their own pace, but when daily scrums become daily micromanagement, it turns into a burden.

2. Agile Becomes The Goal Itself
Some companies want to be Agile just for the sake of it. Such companies are doomed from the beginning. It is impossible to achieve something great when your goal is not the achievement but the method of work.

3. Agile Lets To Abdicate Responsibility
When people are using Agile just because they were told to, they lose their motivation. And without motivation, there is no personal responsibility left. The structure allows abdicating the responsibility because it is much easier to blame the processes rather than yourself.

4. Agile Can Take Up A Lot Of Time
We are talking about daily stand ups, sprint planning, backlog grooming, sprint demos and retrospectives. Let’s say that we are talking about the team of 8 people. Each of them spends 15 minutes on a daily standup, sprint planning lasts 45 minutes, backlog grooming takes up 2 hours, sprint demo and retrospective both takes 45 minutes. The total would be 44 hours in 2 weeks just for the procedures.

5. Agile Can Boost Stress
People tend to perform at their best when having long-term projects. Agile pushes people into a constant deadline mode without the way out. And it can be extremely stressful.

So What To Do?
Despite various negative opinions, people dislike not Agile itself, but the misuse of it. When applied the right way, it shows significant results.

If you find yourself in a situation where you have to face Agile, do not be afraid of it. It has its risks, but everything depends on you and your team.

It is not the Agile, that micromanages you or increases the stress. People do that.

Be open to each other in your team.
Discuss the way you handle processes.
And make Agile work in your favor.

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