Working Software is the Primary Measure of Progress

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It's Episode 9 of the Troubleshooting Agile podcast! This week we're discussing Agile Principle 7: "Working software is the primary measure of progress." Some of the topics we cover are: -The importance of "moving past the 'phase model' or the 'percent-of-budget model'" in measuring progress. -How Burn-Up/Down Charts simplify and optimise the process of measuring progress by assigning value only to that which provides value to the customer. -And how they also build trust between the business and software development sides of a company by delivering regularly. -The dangerous pitfall of taking Agile Principal 7 too literally and finding yourself toiling away in a Feature Factory. -How to avoid this pitfall by motivating your team with Type Y Management - perhaps taking inspiration from Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard - and focussing on Business Outcomes. -That an unexpected outcome of focussing on 'working software' is often less software. 'But the software you end with, you know works. And you know it matters.' ** LINKS: -The 12 Agile Principles - http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html -An extract from Alistair Cockburn's brilliant Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams on Earned-Value and Burn-Charts - http://alistair.cockburn.us/Earned-value+and+burn+charts -Mary and Tom Poppendieck's brilliant book on Lean Software Development - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lean-Software-Development-Agile-Toolkit/dp/0321150783 -John Cutler's blog on how to tell if you're working in a Feature Factory - https://hackernoon.com/12-signs-youre-working-in-a-feature-factory-44a5b938d6a2 *** We'd love to hear any thoughts, ideas or feedback you have regarding the episode. You can email us, here: agile@troubleshootingagile.com Tweet us, here: twitter.com/TShootingAgile Or find our website, here: troubleshootingagile.com/ Also, here is a link to our iTunes: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/troub…d1327456890?mt=2 If you have a moment, please like, subscribe and share with your friends. We really appreciate it.

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