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mxpil
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Agile is often code for institutionalized micromanagement.

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  • 4
    Agile is creating new problems while you fix previous ones.

    All on the go...
  • 2
    As a boss I can tell that if half of hires wouldnt be useless imposters then I wouldnt need to micromanage them. Now I make a hire and they take days to do hours work. I literally can smell my money burning. What Im supposed to do then? Allow them to live in their delusions?
  • 4
    @zemaitis Sounds like your hiring process could use a lot of work
  • 1
    @mxpil not necessarily, I know a lot of people with amazing interview skills that can definitely fake it with the best of them, get hired and then show evert that they don't know a lot about being a good developer. As a manager I can understand his stance and also the benefits of agile.

    Both of you are right, I don't think neither one is wrong, its just that ye both have different truths
  • 2
    scrum is fine for clients who don’t know what they want and for a team of nonexperienced, badly motivated developers. But for the seniors, the storypoints, sprints, demos and retros are nonsense, and as OP said, often it’s just a micromanagement in disguise.

    When there’s a technical work to be done, the standard practice[*] in scrum is to hide the work inside some „story” task, to prevent the micromanager from cancelling it - „hurr durr, log aggregation is not business value, we will think about it after going live”.

    [*] I’ve seen this in every project that claimed to be agile.
  • 1
    @mxpil Dont cut yourself with that edge
  • 1
    @zemaitis his was a solid advice, even if that does not apply to your case. It was nowhere near edgy too. Maybe you are lacking manpower to inspect candidates all around like Amazon and Google and the likes. Certainly universe has not choosen to destroy your company.
  • 0
    @aviophile Nah he is an edgy boi
  • 0
    Life would be easier if I could use agile to organize it
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