Tuesday, November 06, 2007

What's in a name?

I think I might have stumbled upon a better name for what I was originally calling "faux agile".

"Cargo Cult Agile" seems to convey the sentiment far better by linking it to the cargo cult religions around the world. In short, it's when a team/organisation blindly adopts agile practices without really understanding them in order to get benefit from them.

I picked it up from an XP Day session description, but it has appeared elsewhere as well (drop me a line if you believe you invented the term, and I will attribute the source). I only wish I had thought of it.....

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