Author: Marshall Guillory - Blogagility.com

Tim Meyers: You’re too “by the Book!”

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Interesting article from a coworker.

You’re too “by the Book!”

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Exploring the economics of decision making in SAFe® through gamification

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Economic thinking and principles

In the popular Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises (SAFe) we strive to “apply a comprehensive economic framework” through Principle #1: Take an Economic View. Certainly, part of how we deliver on this framework is through the natural decentralized decision making process that occurs when real Agile teams hypothesize their way through optimizing batch sizes, building quality in, and relentlessly improving. Breaking down work into slices of working software/deliverables/efforts that are potentially shippable (i.e. features) each iteration.

I believe that the dominant paradigm for managing product development is fundamentally wrong. Not just a little wrong, but wrong to its very core. It is as wrong as we were in manufacturing, before the Japanese unlocked the secret of lean manufacturing. I believe that a new paradigm is emerging, one that challenges the current orthodoxy of product development.

Reinertsen, Donald G.. The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development (p. 1). Celeritas Publishing. Kindle Edition.

At scale, we apply the same core thinking to how we invest in Epics and Features. Run experiments.

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Love Letter to Clojure (Part 1) by Gene Kim

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Learning the Clojure programming language changed my life, and led to revelations about invisible structures required for developers to be productive.

Source: Love Letter to Clojure (Part 1) by Gene Kim

14th Annual State of Agile Report – Take the Survey

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The survey is open, please spend about 15 minutes of your very valuable time responding to the survey.

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DevSecOps Bungling

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Sometimes it is important to call out missteps even when there is good intent. Feedback is critical, and an important part of DevOps after all…

The authors, brilliant knowledge workers, amazing researchers, and well known marketers of the DevOps movement do not overload the already loaded term trying to capture acronyms for every element of the body of knowledge. Kim, Humble, Debois, and Willis did not call their book the “DevSecOps Handbook.” I wonder why? 

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Beyond the Holacracy Hype

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The overwrought claims—and actual promise—of the next generation of self-managed teams

Source: Beyond the Holacracy Hype