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Spot A Fake Agile Team In Under 7 Minutes!

jaymeedwards profile image Jayme Edwards 🍃💻 Updated on ・2 min read

Some people just love telling others "you're doing it wrong!", and agile development is a popular target.

And if you ask many developers privately, they'll tell you they actually hate how agile methods like scrum and kanban have been setup at their company.

There are many articles online claiming to help people identify "fake agile"...

But these articles are just talking about agile processes like scrum and kanban.

An agile team can actually use any software development process they want!

If this sounds new to you -

It's because the industry is making agile development into a cash cow for authors, trainers, and consultants that want you to think it's complicated.

But the real reason why we do agile development is actually really simple.

So I made this short video to help you spot fake agile teams in under 7 minutes.

With this information, you'll know the truth, but may be disappointed to find that your project isn't even remotely agile.

There are really only two questions you need to ask!

By the end of this video, you'll be able to know in an interview whether the team you're joining is agile, call B.S. on an agile coach who misses the point, and help the people on your team work together better.

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Jayme Edwards 🍃💻


After working on over 30 software projects, I'm coaching developers to get respect, keep growing, and have a life!


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I saw his tweet yesterday. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing this with everyone. 👍