Process Practice Patterns

August 10, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

This is a preliminary start to defining a pattern language for the Lean-Agile Project which will be kicked off in a few more days.

At the moment, we're experimenting with different forms for a way to define process practice patterns.

See Process Practice Patterns on the Lean-Agile Project site for more.

 

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About the author | Al Shalloway

Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With 45 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas.


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Hi Al,

This is excellent. I've struggled over how to encourage companies to become learning organisations...

The idea of practice patterns that offer pathways for learning is fantastic. I love the way you've structured them. It would be great if you found a way to harness a broad range of experiences in the field and the energies of the community as a whole. Along the lines of the C2 Wiki.

I can think of a couple of patterns already :)

I can tell that the initiative is still very embryonic, so no pressure :) Just words of encouragement and appreciation.

Thanks and well done,

Paul.

Thanks Paul.  Very much appreciated.

I believe that this initiative is taking on several challenges that must be dealt with if we want to truly grow our knowledge of how to create great software - both technically and what has value.  The dilemma that people want a solution but must learn to think has been mostly neglected by Scrum and LKU Kanban.  Merely providing starting points and saying - figure it out from there - does not do it.

I think I'll start a few threads on the lean-agile group for now.  These recent posts are trying to lay the groundwork.  Yes, we are still in the embryonic stage, but I think it is coming together.

The truth is, how to do this is known - just not consciously ;)  It's not art, but there's a lot of work to be done.

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