It's Episode 9 of the Troubleshooting Agile podcast! This week we're discussing Agile Principle 7: "Working software is the primary measure of progress."
Some of the topics we cover are:
-The importance of "moving past the 'phase model' or the 'percent-of-budget model'" in measuring progress.
-How Burn-Up/Down Charts simplify and optimise the process of measuring progress by assigning value only to that which provides value to the customer.
-And how they also build trust between the business and software development sides of a company by delivering regularly.
-The dangerous pitfall of taking Agile Principal 7 too literally and finding yourself toiling away in a Feature Factory.
-How to avoid this pitfall by motivating your team with Type Y Management - perhaps taking inspiration from Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard - and focussing on Business Outcomes.
-That an unexpected outcome of focussing on 'working software' is often less software. 'But the software you end with, you know works. And you know it matters.'
-The 12 Agile Principles - http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html
-An extract from Alistair Cockburn's brilliant Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams on Earned-Value and Burn-Charts
-Mary and Tom Poppendieck's brilliant book on Lean Software Development - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lean-Software-Development-Agile-Toolkit/dp/0321150783
-John Cutler's blog on how to tell if you're working in a Feature Factory - https://hackernoon.com/12-signs-youre-working-in-a-feature-factory-44a5b938d6a2
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