Why aren't we seeing the value we expect from our Agile implementations? Many of the Agile implementations I have seen struggle with realizing the value they set out to achieve. One of the big reasons is that we replace collaboration with compromise, control, or some combination of the two. Collaboration, not Compromise or Control, could be another way of stating the Agile value of people and interactions over process and tools. I believe that collaboration is that 'thing' we are striving for that will give us the best chance at achieving the outcomes we are seeking.