Agile By Example 2014 - my (partially serious) review

Agile By Example 2014 is over. Fortunately this year I didn't have to cancel in the very last moment, so in the end I was able to participate ;P I won't keep you hanging for long then - how was it? It was great :) I'll bring on some more details below, but ... ... it will be a review "with a twist". Why? For kicks & giggles, of course ;> So, please give a short round of applause for my Evil Twin - Mr. Corpo Enterprisesson who will pair with me for the sole purpose of writing this review ... What's…

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Appetite for destruction - risk awareness VS chickening

I had quite an interesting discussion about frequent delivery of value via changes in software. The topics itself is not new and everyone who knows the basics of Agile / Lean approach (or just Theory of Constraints) knows that stashing the inventory should be reduced to minimum - one should deliver as frequently as possible (while making sure that delivered chunks actually bring some value), even if it means smaller portions. The Context In this particular scenario I'll write about, team is delivering more than 1 feature in the same time, BUT people work on feature sets in pairs - each…

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Genchi Gembutsu - the words of wisdom apply widely

Last few days have been really busy for me, nevertheless even in such circumstances I still find some time to read up something - my latest lecture is Eric Ries’es "The Lean Startup" (http://www.amazon.com/The-Lean-Startup-Entrepreneurs-ebook/dp/B004J4XGN6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1376830687&sr=1-1&keywords=lean+startup). Book seems to be totally awesome (I’m still in the middle of it so can’t tell for sure), but there’s already something I’d like to write about: Genchi Gembutsu. This Japanese…

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