Would like to know what is the reasoning behind the use of some prefixes for example if one were to use "un-"able as opposed to "dis-"able the situational context is understood yet the same does not apply for agile.
In software development the Agile methodology is a cultural mindset adopted by organizations to respond to change in a responsive manner. In the 90s to the early 00s there was a great amount of frustrations experienced in the software industry. Software and products were frequently delivery over budget, late and of poor quality. Traditional project management is defined in the control of cost, scope and schedule which is the opposite of dealing with high rates of change or chaos that is typically found in software development. Agile practices were created to mitigate these risks and develop ways to empower software developers to deliver high quality products at cost on time.
My question is why do we describe "ability" in different ways than "agility". For someone to say that a project has low agility or low ability isn't as effective as completely negating it. When describing a state of something wouldn't it be more effective to just negate the word entirely like "inability" yet the same negation doesn't seem appropriate with "inagility"?
Edit: I'm not trying to invent new words but I would like to be able to say that the "agility" is lacking. Someone pointed out that typically verbs are negated by "un-". I'm wondering how do they negate states in the medical field. Any suggestions?
Edit 2: I found a great paper on the agility of organizations. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30029/1/Collective_agility_(LSERO).pdf