The Panic Driven Development Manifesto

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To begin the story you should know about the Manifesto for Agile Software Development

These ideas are now more than a decade old and just as most other noble ideas they have morphed into thorny parodies of the original.

A lot of my customers practice Panic Driven Development

Agile valuesWe
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools do whatever we're told in response to uninformed panic.
Working software over comprehensive documentation fix it when some one panics, unless it's documented. Then it's a know issue.
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation make it a two way hostage negotiation, with panic in both camps.
Responding to change over following a plan panic.