This article was shared on my work Slack and it's pretty fantastic: JIRA is an antipattern - TechCrunch
It's clearly an opinion piece and seems meant to generate discussion, though only 1 other person wanted to chat about it on #general
The biggest part that caught my eye was:
Doesn’t that sound a little … um … waterfall-y?
It does seem like Jira's hyper focus on the little pieces encourages a waterfall approach. Each issue goes through a waterfall. A sprint is successful if it finishes its waterfall in x weeks.
What do you think? Does Jira help developers lose sight of the big picture, or is the worth towards making workable slices of issues more than worth it?