Another common discussion I heard and/or was part of at early Agile conferences was some regret that people were trying to apply Agile to non-software efforts because “that’s what Agile is about.” I have always felt that if you change the word “software” in the values and principles to “service” or “product” or “solution,” they seem to apply equally as well.
I recall back in 2005–2006 that the “withering away” of the management role in Scrum was talked about often, so I am not sure the documents provide a picture of how early on the idea of self-organizing and managing teams were viewed as supplanting management.
I agree at all.
I have experienced that type of environments, that was a painful experience where I jump off after some months.
The bad points were mainly two: