I think it also comes from a place of different org sizes having way different needs.
(I may sound salty, but that's mostly because I wrote a 15 page paper on how companies use Agile metrics wrong)
True Agile kind of sounds like exactly the process you've been doing. Try it. Does it work? Keep it. Did it not? Ditch it. Though I'm with @rhymes
that the timing of the email-less post was perfect :)
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