At its heart, the Agile Manifesto was a declaration of independence from the shackles of traditional development methods. The signers advocated not new processes, but new values and a new attitude.

The sad irony is that instead of overthrowing slavish commitment to orthodoxy, Agile has spawned a new orthodoxy – complete with certified tools, recommended texts, and a thriving culture of consultants to descend upon your organization and tell you how to do Agile right.

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