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Agile and DevOps Revealed

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Have we lost the original meaning of agile?

Hi Ragavendra,
Did you celebrate Halloween last night?
I didn’t. I’m not much for mid-week holidays. And I couldn’t find an adult-sized costume of Sulley from Monsters, Inc. that I wanted to wear.
So instead of celebrating Halloween, I thought about Halloween and how it relates to agile.
Over time, Halloween has taken on a new meaning. These days it seems mostly about boosting the revenue of candy manufacturers, giving young kids an excuse to wear costumes, or giving adults an excuse to wear costumes and get drunk.
But Halloween didn’t begin that way. There’s debate about its exact origins but the root of the holiday is most likely in Celtic harvest festivals, especially the Gaelic festival of Samhain.
Those early harvest festivals were then appropriated by the Catholic church and re-branded as the celebration of All Saints Day.
Then the candy companies got involved and made it more about candy than anything else.
And much …