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Re: Quantum Agility and Organizational Gravity

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  • Mike Beedle
    Mark, ... funny you should mention testing teams where nothing comes out ... I have seen a few of those in my lifetime !!!! :-) For the record I have also
    Message 1 of 12 , Oct 24, 2005
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      Mark, ... funny you should mention "testing teams where nothing
      comes out"... I have seen a few of those in my lifetime !!!! :-)

      For the record I have also seen "great driving the project
      by the tests testers" with or without a "testig team",

      - Mike

      --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, "woynam" <woyna@a...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > I've seen testing groups where lots of stuff goes in, but nothing
      gets
      > out. Is this an example of an organizational black hole? :-)
      >
      > Mark
      >
      > --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, Brad Appleton
      <bradpro@b...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Just a random synapse firing in my brain & blog at
      > >
      > <<http://bradapp.blogspot.com/2005/09/quantum-agility-and-
      organizational.html>>
      > >
      > > Sometimes I think trying to "unify" agility and large
      organizations
      > > shares the same dilemma as efforts to unify the quantum
      mechanics and
      > > gravity into a single "theory":
      > >
      > > * The agile stuff works great and is easily explained in the
      context of
      > > small teams (particles, nuclei, atoms, molecules, etc.)
      > >
      > > * Large organizations have enough "matter" to add gravity into
      the mix
      > > and muck it all up when you try to scale to large organizations
      > >
      > > Where's an organizational "black hole" when you need one for
      > testing? ;-)
      > > --
      > > Brad Appleton <brad@b...> www.bradapp.net
      > > Software CM Patterns (www.scmpatterns.com)
      > > Effective Teamwork, Practical Integration
      > > "And miles to go before I sleep" --Robert Frost
      > >
      >
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