AGILE FOR THE LONG HAUL
Agile, when it works well, is fast, and it delivers high-quality outcomes, increased customer satisfaction, and exceptional value to an organization.
The interactions of speed, focused effort, and constant engagement generally put levels of pressure on Agile teams that traditional methodologies do not. Over the medium and long run, these teams must hit strides that they can maintain. If teams or customers become fatigued, drag will manifest, quality can suffer, transparency in the feedback loop can disappear, and a departure from an outcomes focus can pull teams into the mud. Drag or fatigue can also cause turnover, individual project failure, or worst of all, a loss in organizational support for the entire Agile approach.