Scrum (or XP or Kanban or just Agile) has failed us. We still have crunch mode, death marches, and buggy software.
Fortunately writing clean, tested code that you enjoy isn't a function of process. It's a function of technical skill and you DON'T have to ask for permisssion.
By day I'm the Director of Training Services at 8th Light, by night I'm the proud dad of 5 kids and happily married to a QA Engineer.
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