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Originally posted by roger schildmeijer: Do you think developers often get "blind" when using an agile method? They tend to think that the process/method solves almost everything(?)
Sure thing. Agile practices are not panaceas, and if you just treat the recommended practices as a checklist, you're probably not going to be successful.
Still, I also think many developers are "blind" in that they think what they've always been doing is the best way to work.
At the heart of "agile" is the idea of adaptation: continually reflecting on what's working well and what needs to change, and then committing to some potential improvement. If you follow this, then it's really pretty difficult to go blind. If you don't follow this, then I'd have to say you're not really agile.