Hans Teeuwen on Agilists

I just finished reading a blog about “religious wars” between different Agile schools of thought. Interesting short article, which ends with to striking sentences: (1) Do our customers really care, and (2) it is about the results. True.

Hans Teeuwen (Dutch comedian) would probably say the following about this religious discussion: “It strikes me that Agilists often have a tendency to claim to have the monopoly on the truth.

Both got me thinking about Jerry’s  Rule of Three, which says; “If you can’t think of three things that might go wrong with your plans, then there’s something wrong with your thinking.” Replacing the word plans to solution (i.e. Agile) still makes the Rule of Three valid.

Let’s keep Agile a good practice and not the “best practice”. Let’s focus on the results.





2 thoughts on “Hans Teeuwen on Agilists

  1. Hi Ronald,

    It’s quite impressive that a comedian nowadays knows about Agile! I’m not saying that comedians know nothing, I’m just saying that Agile is a very technical term that most of those outside the management world have no idea what it means.

  2. Hi PM Hut,
    Thank you for your reply.
    The comedian actually said it about religious believers, but I imagine he would say it about agilists as well. Unfortunately agile is used as a technical term, it would be much better when the word is used in a cultural context. (Agile can be used even outside the IT world).

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