The Art of Agile Simplicity
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We're on to Agile Principle 10 this week: "Simplicity - the art of maximizing the amount of work not done - is essential." In comparison to the dark old days when the Agile Manifesto was written, the way projects are simplified and broken down seems a huge improvement. But simplicity plays an essential role in achieving the all-important first Agile Principle of "satisfying the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software," so Squirrel and Jeffrey discuss why this principle is still so important today. They discussed: -How simplicity asks you to exercise discipline and restraint. -How Elephant carpaccio helps to provide an environment in which that restraint is easier. -How simplicity is not just a call for businesses to restrain themselves in their demand for features, but for developers to restrain themselves in their demand for best practices- and how they can employ YAGNI instead. -What YAGNI is. -How to build a whole application's worth of software without actually writing any software. *** SHOWNOTES: -The 12 Agile Principles: -Alistair Cockburn's brilliant Elephant Carpaccio lesson: -What is YAGNI?: -Zapier: -IFTTT: *** We'd love to hear any thoughts, ideas or feedback you have regarding the show. Email us: Tweet us: Also, if you'd like to leave us a review on iTunes (or just like and subscribe), you'll find us here:…d1327456890?mt=2
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