Very insightful post.

I have worked through a lot of projects like you describe. Some of them were kind of Agile. I always got beat up after my estimates turned out to have been too optimistic.

The best standups in my experience were short and everyone was encouraged to say a little bit about what they were doing and definitely to ask for help if they ran into a tough spot.

I never got much out of the weekly retrospectives we had to endure.

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