Agile can be seen as an interplay between its two overarching goals of building the right thing and doing it properly.
Although 'Interplay' is putting it positively, as they often compete for resources and spend much of the time far from a harmonious balance
The dominance of Scrum in the Agile landscape has perhaps had us focused too much on the left hand side of the picture. We’re slowly correcting this to appreciate the importance of the counterbalancing right.
Of course the more technically-aware have been working hard on this for many years. However, it’s still quite shocking just how few organisations have really grasped how important, and difficult, it is to build the thing right.
Such an imbalance is probably the fastest way to accumulate technical that we have yet invented.
Helping stakeholders understand this picture enables them to appreciate the true Agile picture and the consequent levels of investment in skills, people and tools that are needed.
Luckily Agile has some very good and established patterns to ensure we can achieve this balanced state.
Yin and Yang speaks of complimentary and interdependent forces in a dynamic system, just like those we try to work with in software development
Is achieved through a number of established Agile principles and practices.
Summarises the technical rigour that many organisations appear either unaware of – or find too difficult to try.
Make the solution resilient and adaptable
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