"How many 2-word anagrams of "Agile Manifesto" do you think there are?" Follow up to Good Agile, Bad Agile.
"In any case, the whole discussion about whether Google's approach is viable for tech companies in other domains is a red herring. Most companies don't use Agile Methodologies, or if they do, it's only a handful of teams, maybe 10% or fewer, I'd guess. At least it's true at the companies I know lots of people from - Sun, Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon, Google, Blizzard, and other places like them: industry leaders who write kick-ass software. They do it almost entirely without Agile. It's not just Google. It's everyone."