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I think it is important to note that the Agile manifesto does not say we don't need the things on the right. Instead it says value the things on the left over the things on the right. For example it doesn't say you only need people, no process - that would be ridiculous. What it does say is that people are more important than process. In other words, make your processes fit your people not your people fit your process. Processes and tools are a good thing...if you use them as aids rather than straightjackets. As a final thought, consider the quote 'Justice, tempered by Mercy'. I hope that we can all agree that all justice, no mercy would be very bad. I hope we can all also agree all mercy, no justice would be very bad. We need both, one tempered by the other, just as we need both sides of the Agile manifesto list -- as long as we value the items on the left more.



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