I was re-reading The Screwtape Letters: Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil and it provided the inspiration for a different way of presenting some of agile anti-patterns I have observed over the years. Instead of droning on about what not to do and what to avoid, I think a more active voice would be a little more entertaining and perhaps make the anti-pattern a lot easier to recognize in the real world. The next handful of posts will feature some of the very effective anti-patterns I have seen.
This photo was taken at Deception Falls State Park in Washington, last spring. The winter run-off from the snow-packs was still pretty fierce and some of the overflow from the river made it onto the trail. Plenty of erosion was taking place and struck me as a good way to illustrate how anti-patterns effect projects.