This post made me think about the brilliant motto of Bob Bemer (father of ASCII and COBOL and some other things on that level…)
((((DO SOMETHING!) SMALL) USEFUL) NOW!)
I think this is brilliant. Both the sentiment, formulation and order of the words.
This statement is scary. And, without reading further, makes we want to suggest the Agile BS detector https://media.defense.gov/2018/Oct/09/2002049591/-1/-1/0/DIB_DETECTING_AGILE_BS_2018.10.05.PDF published by Department of Defense…
It is great. But the fact that they felt the need to publish it says something about our industry
Wonderful — thanks for this short comment.
I also see confusion around autonomy with … ah, well anarchy or total randomness in decisions.
Two comments that spring to mind:
Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
The WIP limit you are missing can be implemented in many ways; one is to limit the number of task/issue each person is working at the same time. There’s probably nothing that helps you with that in the tooling either, but that is easier to keep track of (and becomes a question of conscious) than…
I literally clapped out loud while reading parts of this post. You are so spot on for what I’m experiencing on a day-to-day basis — I’m sending people to this blog every other day.
Great advice and ideas in here. Would love to read a post on how you visualise the earlier (ideas, not yet ready for team) stages. I’ve found…
Oh, this is great and summarizes my experience from, sadly, too many organisations.
I read that in most orgs when doing evaluations people rate the service that “we are providing to others” as great, but the service “we get from others” as poor… That’s like 80% of the male drivers saying they are above average drivers. It…