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Marc Dangizer and Jim Trott talk about the problems teams often face when no one on the team is willing to acknowledge the challenge if others don’t (groupthink) or because they are afraid of what the consequences might be if they do (fear). In either case, the team is far worse off because issues get addressed only when they are unavoidable – rather than early when it might have been easy.
Lean and Agile teams are not immune to this but Lean-Agile practices can make it less likely. And a true Lean-Agile culture can make it never happen.
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If you are a coach or are engaged in Lean-Agile transformation, I am sure these questions have occurred to you.
Agile transformation is never easy. We have found it useful to have people to agree to follow a select number of agreements. Following these agreements both makes our work more effective as well as increases our collaboration. We call these agreements ‘guardrails’ because if we see that we’re not following them we can take corrective action. Continue reading “Using Guardrails to Tie Business to Technology”
Scott Bain and Jim Trott talk about overcoming the challenges people often have to adopting Test-Driven Development in their organization. A big part of doing TDD effectively is coming to an agreement as to what it is, why we want to do it, and how to do it.Continue reading “Justifying TDD”