Preventing the drift of Agility
However, one must not forget this simple rule of thumb: "there is no silver bullet".
In those present times where the winds of holiness roaming around Agile become stronger and stronger, every wise Agile defender should be more cautious than ever: blindly advocating XP as the universal remedy against any software project illness is a too common mistake, that badly undermines the whole methodology credibility.
We must resist this temptation by all means, and instead using our brain to find out what the root cause of a given organisation illness is.
I will quote my favorite author Kent Beck to close this short post:
"Listening is a far more important skill inside a community than talking"