This video is episode four of Jim Benson‘s series called the Agile Heretic. While the title of the series sounds provocative, the intent is only to help us reflect on how things have evolved. While questioning things can be thought of as heretical, I believe that the intent behind this video series is to remind us that it serves to improve, protect, not destroy. So, take ~12 minutes and listen with open ears to hear more about these seven things Agile is not:

  • Isolation
  • Ignorance
  • Rituals
  • Stupid Experiments
  • Mimicry
  • Sprint Planning
  • False Gods

If you are interested in the other videos in this series, you’ll find them on Jim Benson’s youtube channel.

Jim Benson specializes in the management of knowledge work. Over the course of his 23 year career, he has acquired a rich understanding for how people process information, set goals, and achieve their objectives. He is the 2012 winner of the Brickell Key Award for excellence in Lean thinking from the Lean Systems Society (LSS) and is also a Fellow of LSS. In 2007, he started Modus Cooperandi. Jim is also the creator of “Personal Kanban,” a way to visualize, track and improve upon an existing process,  and co-author of the Shingo award-winning book of the same name.