Monthly Archives: April 2008

Tell me What I Think

I don’t watch a lot of TV. But I have noticed that more and more, TV is not only telling me what to buy, but what to think.

For me it started with Battlestar Galactica. I was excited that the new season was starting and the writers were going to wrap up the storyline. The week before the show started, The Sci-Fi channel ran some BSG “preliminary” shows — I guess to get people excited about the new season.

One of the shows was basically “What happened up to now.” It went over all of the plot points. That made sense.

The second show was a differenct can of worms.

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The Agile Checklist

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about whether a checklist makes sense for Agile or not.

As we all know, agile is not a very checklist-friendly methodology. In fact, it’s probably a fair thing to say that Agile was created in response to overly-heavy, checklist-intensive methodologies.

So why in heck would you want a checklist for Agile teams?

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Speck on a Whale

I had a really great experience happen to me in an agile team the other day — I was wrong.

I guess most people would think being wrong is a bad thing, but I look at the ability to be wrong to be a key indicator of a healthy team.

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