Archives for December 2011

Micromanaging Angst

I’ve always been concerned that some agile practices are applied even when they are not appropriate for a particular situation. I’ve called this Agile 101, learning the basics, that Alistair Cockburn calls the Shu level of learning ( Shu-Ha-Ri are the three levels). All too often some agile practice or misunderstood principle will be inappropriately […]

Oscillation versus Iteration

Short iterations can cause Agile teams to lose focus and begin oscillating rather than iterating. This can happen from several perspectives—business, technical, user—and it’s something that Agile teams need to be aware of and guard against. When customers change their minds on an user interface issue over and over again—oscillation may be the issue. When […]