Premise 1: Agile was developed as a response to lack of consistent direction from business execs.
Premise 2: A good roadmap keeps your organization inspired and on course toward its destination.
That doesn't mean the two are incompatible. Yet many companies I have worked with fear mapping out a course, thinking "it's not allowed in Agile."
Don't let being Agile become an excuse for indecision. You may choose to adjust course down the road, but you'll move a lot faster if you first take your best guess at a destination.
Do you agree? Is Agile the problem? What else stymies your growth? Discuss.
Happy Holidays! I'll be back next year with Product Culture resolutions!