"A lot of corporations have adopted the notion of Agile software development, to the point, really, that the word has become corrupted. It doesn’t really mean anything anymore. When you look at what’s happened with the term Agile and the reason that businesses, in particular, seem to be drawn to it, they get drawn to it because it sounds fast."
Also too many organizations are misusing the term Agile to mean it allows for anything goes, no documentation, skip all good development practices, etc.. I have seen a few organizations that truly followed the intention of Agile and those organizations consistently have successful projects. I also have seen many of the "other Agile" organizations where the projects are constant chaos and the outcome is disaster.
My first computer. Who knew they had such a cool meeting culture?
"It isn't known who first came up with the idea, but foam bats became an essential part of all design meetings. A person would pitch an idea, and if other engineers felt they were stupid or unnecessary, they would hit the person over the head with a bat. "
+Holger Schauer+Dan Swain Under those circumstances, I'd agree. If you really have 400 servers, it's pointless to allow ssh access to them to modify them manually.
I could see disabling ssh access in some cases, but I still think that disabling a tool is a bad way to manage policy. Disabling it because you'd never modify a machine manually is an entirely different story.
If the article put it in that context, it's a good idea. Unfortunately what happens a lot in the world is things are misunderstood, and put into contexts they were never intended for.