Pretty provocative title to this post 🙂 but it sometimes seems like these to things cannot fit together.

Have a look at Jim Highsmith post Balancing Adaptivity and Predictability for interesting thought about the topic:

In presentations I often ask the question, “How many of you have been on Agile teams and were asked to be agile, adaptive, flexible—but also asked to conform to the plan?” Mostly I get snickers and mild laughter at the question because most have experienced it. – continue