Re: Problem is that Agile doesn't work
Totally disagree with your disagreement.
Never worked in an Agile project that actually worked.
Currently working on project, seen two attempts to deliver, now on the third and still no delivery. Agile is an excuse for having no idea how to do something and just starting and attempting to learn on the job.
In the real world when you have a multi million dollar project with a fixed functionality, fixed time frame and fixed budget agile doesn't work.
The agile approach is to start with an undefined idea, no requirements, stuff around for ages, waste a lot of money then deliver some flaky stuff that does something. This might be ok for a startup where the stuff delivered becomes hipster and takes off for a couple of months. But if you are a real world bricks and mortar place with real stuff to do with people and suppliers to pay then build your software using the same techniques as you would build a building, dam etc. Start with a set of solid requirements functional and NON-functional, plan it cost it then start building. At least you will have a chance of getting it built on time and on schedule.