I tend to run from companies that say they use the Agile process, because I have found most of them are using it just to give a name to their chaos.
However, if done right Agile is a spectacular process. Although I believe the best way to implement it, is if you have people that can handle it, and are all willing to really use it, not fake it or be that standout that is totally against it. (But that is the same for all processes, even formal ones)
Yeah, it's kind of sad. On the other hand, it's probably kind of "normal" - I mean, how many shops that say they are doing RUP actually know what it *means* to do RUP? Just for example... [ October 31, 2007: Message edited by: Ilja Preuss ]
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
As I said in an other thread, if there's no Agile professional in the team to lead the whole thing, then it could well end up in mayhem. Leaving everybody thinking that Agile is worthless. I wonder if there are that many professional around yet.