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The Values of The Manifesto

November 6, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. 

In 2001 the word 'process' meant something to follow, something imposed on the team. Obviously following a process is not a good thing.

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Using the Agile Manifesto as a Baseline

November 3, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

The last couple of years have had me better understand both the desire and need for a baseline (that is, a well-defined starting point) when starting a transformation. My work the last couple of weeks has heightened that. A couple of days ago I had an interesting and valuable conversation with Ebenezer Ikonne about how the Agile Manifesto could be a baseline for Agile and that trying to rewrite it or move on from it was only adding to the confusion in the software world.

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Praising, Correcting, Coaches Corner & Extending SAFe’s Weighted Shortest Job First

October 22, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Net Objectives has been doing Lean-Agile Software Development since about 2005.  When SAFe first came out we were delighted with its bringing into awareness many Lean principles that hadn’t been widespread.

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Lean-Agile Manifesto

October 21, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I have been updating this on linkedin. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lean-agile-manifesto-al-shalloway/

You should go there and read it instead of the following as the linkedin copy is live.  Below is the original.

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The Value of Effective Practices Process and practices are not the same

October 17, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Processes must be adapted to where they are being used. A practice is considered effective when it has virtually no cost while providing high returns some to most of the time. Such a practice should always be used. Practices are defined in a domain. A medical practice is a doctor washing her hands before seeing a patient. Virtually no investment but big payoff at times. BTW this practice was originally argued against–check out Ignaz Semmelweis on Wikipedia.

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