Year: 2017

Non-Linearity & The Thinking Knee: More On Fundamentals Of Agility

This entry is part of 2 in the series Non-Linearity

So we talked about non-linearity in this previous post, wrapping it into the context of explaining why we prefer continuous integration (CI). But non-linearity isn’t just a good rationale for CI, it’s actually a driving factor for several of the practices of agility. It’s worth it to take a little …

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Linearity & Non-Linearity & CI

This entry is part of 2 in the series Non-Linearity

When we talk about software methods, very early on we come to a place where we simply have to develop a comfortable grasp of non-linear effects. So many conversations founder here, where the relationship between two values becomes something other than a more or less straight line on a piece …

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Why They Don’t: Reasons People Won’t Try Something New

Yesterday I asked my timeline how they would answer "Why don’t people do what my software development method says they should do?" I am not remotely surprised that the answers I got were almost exclusively thoughtful and sensitive. The people I hang with are just like that. I want to …

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Coaching, Facilitating, & Training: Differences & Similarities

A respondent asks about the differences between coaching, training, and facilitation. My answer depends on just how narrowly I treat these things. With a narrow view, they are all quite different. With a wider view, they have many similarities in activity, outcome, and intent. At its narrowest, training speaks to …

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