After slipping through some of the blog entries from Alistair Cockburn, I found the following entry: Everyone should be a methodologist. After slipping through the errors of early methodologist in part 2 of that entry, I realised, that I personally ran into point 2. and 3. lately. Likewise I see many times points 4 and 5 forced in my company. Thanks Alistair for reminding this to me. If you got interested by the content, I recommend reading Alistair’s book Agile Software Development – The Cooperative Game, which covers many, many more aspects.