Troubleshooting Agile
Efficiency & Effectiveness Through Face-to-Face Conversation
Feb 27, 2018 · 22 min
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In Episode 8 of Troubleshooting Agile it's Agile Principle 6: "The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation." A few of the things we discuss: -The pros and cons of different communication channels. -Looking at Alistair Cockburn's book "Agile Software Development", why micro-gestures and physical interaction make face-to-face communication so much richer. -Why we need to remember that "a Story Card is a promise for a conversation". -The origins of CRC Cards back in the 90, and their real value as a conversational tool and in building a shared understanding. -How effective communication also increases the effectiveness of isolated reflective thought. -How to apply this principle effectively to distributed and remote teams. -"Don't measure your software productivity by linear feet of documentation on the shelf." *** LINKS: -Chapter 3 of Alistair Cockburn's Agile Software Development:,+cooperating+teams%22/v/slim -Alistair's Richness of Communication graph: -Alistair on coining "A story card is a promise for a conversation": -CRC Cards: -Jeff Bezos's Management Tool for Self-Discipline: *** We'd love to hear any thoughts, ideas or feedback you have regarding the episode. You can email us, here: Tweet us, here: Or find our website, here: Also, here is a link to our iTunes:…d1327456890?mt=2 If you have a moment, please like, subscribe and share with your friends. We really appreciate it.
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