In my experience, agile methodologies are unfortunately often a ‘golden bin’ for people who wants to find a good excuse to:
- either work without rules
- or find excuses not to focus on THE legitimate customers goal (<<give me that $*#($#)(* application!>>)
- or avoiding what’s not exciting to them
And this is NOT AT ALL what’s the intention behind the Agile Manifesto and the movement but … it’s easy to think that way.
As it’s easy to say that agile methodologies don’t need planning. Read this good post (as usual) by Glenn Alleman and what he think about this topic.