Archive for July 2014

Process over results…

I seem to be stuck in a run of “process over results” – that is, organizations that are far more interested in getting the practices and techniques right without understanding what results these techniques are designed to deliver.

Let me give you an example. I was recently working with an established team who had a fairly poor history of delivering working software. Their iteration planning meetings run on-time and with the right people, their standups never go over 14 minutes, their stories are in the classic “as a….I want….so that….” format, and they have retrospectives at the end of each iteration.Yet they constantly fail to deliver software. Hmmm…. Read more