Upon reading the normal set of useless arguments about Agile development (I'm not implying a side here actually, just saying the arguments just seem to go on and on), I've noticed how actually brilliant the naming of "Agile Development" really is.
It seems like it just makes sense right - I mean, "Our development cycle is nimble, quick, and Agile". But the real brilliance is *not* in the positive. Its really more brilliant in the negative.
What I mean is simply this. If someone asks you if you're doing Agile, and you aren't - you are now "not agile". I mean - your 4 person dev team could turn on a dime but follow none of the agile development principles, and YOU are the one termed "not agile" over some large team that has a standup meeting once a day.
This is really smart. If you're not with us, you're "not us". This can be extrapolated if you were deciding what to name a new religion. For example, a good candidate would be to name a new religion "Church of the Good Persons" where its members are indeed "good persons".
Then of course, if you are not in that religion you are implicitly "not a good person".
"Fred, I'd like you to meet Bob. Bob isn't a good person, but I'm trying to convince him to become a good person. Isn't that right Bob?"
"I, um, er...."
You're either with us or you're against us. And your development team is indeed either agile or ya know, its not.