57095Waterfall Rules (Re: No one believes in waterfall)
- Jul 27, 2013I was almost duped!
Settling back from the edge of my seat, I LMAO back to a comfortable slouch! Love this satirical website! And the study is priceless in arming us agilist evangelists! Thanks Mark, et. al.!
"Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. Waste is waterfall."
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "woynam" <woyna@...> wrote:
> Bah! Waterfall rules, and is proudly supported by a who's-who of software development luminaries, including Ken Schwaber, Mike Cohn, Ron Jeffries, Robert Martin, Mary Poppendieck, Jim Highsmith, Ward Cunningham, Alistair Cockburn, Kent Beck, Michael Feathers, Scott Ambler, and others!
> Happy Friday.
> --- In email@example.com, Ron Lichty <RonLichty@> wrote:
> > The 2013 Study of Product Team Performance is out. You may have taken the survey earlier this year. The results are not quite as across-the-board startling as last year's study - that would have been hard to match - but it offers individual results that are every bit as eye-opening, plus overall being quite revealing...
> > ...and there's one result with respect to waterfall and agile that I did not expect:
> > It came in response to two questions we asked:
> > âª what methodology does your team use?
> > âª what method do you associate with increased profits?
> > The cross-correlation of responses to those two questions revealed a startling result:
> > âª each self-identified methodology group - with the exception of those using waterfall - associated increased profits with the method their group currently uses.
> > But the data showed those groups using waterfall believe that any of the methods other than waterfall would make their product more profitable.
> > I've been blogging about the results (and am continuing to), including two posts on this waterfall/agile result, at:
> > http://ronlichty.blogspot.com/
> > There are links there to the study itself.
> > Also links there to my posts about last year's study, which had startled me in that it named just five things that:
> > âª if you don't do them, you have only a 2% chance of high level team performance
> > âª if you do all of them, you have a 67% likelihood of high level team performance
> > I thought that was pretty remarkable and was what made me want to be part of coauthoring this year's study.
> > Ron
> > Ron Lichty
> > 155 Forest Side Avenue
> > San Francisco, CA 94127
> > 415-564-2697
> > Email: RonLichty@
> > Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.: Transforming chaos to clarity in software development for two decades
> > http://www.ronlichty.com
> > co-author, Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams
> > www.ManagingTheUnmanageable.net
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