Lots of teams try to dogmatically implement scrum without looking at their team and goals. There are lots of alternative ways of doing things most of which will be more agile, not less.
It has been a while coming that for most workloads sqlite is more than good enough and at the same time also has a lot of operational benefits to offer. I never could believe all the hoops you have to jump through to get a postgres/mysql to run.
“People have 250 percent more meetings every day than they did before the pandemic,”
Lots of people default to meetings for everything they want to get done which leads to the negative effects listed in the article but is also a severe indictment of their competence and flexibility.