Many enterprises pay lip service to agile. They wax lyrical about agility, but the minute one practices the principles that espouse agility, they run for cover in the command and control cave. This cavern contains the usual paraphernalia of document heavy processes, bottled-necked decision throughput and the waterfall methodology. Funny really, but not surprising as some corporate types are quick to latch on to the latest buzzwords without understanding the true essence of the discipline.
As they say…”talk is cheap”. The agile acid test has got to be: ”if it talks like agile;walks like agile and smells like agile then it is agile. A form of agile duck-typing if ever there was such a thing.