14. Nov, 2022

Users or customers ...

Picture by Wisdom Made Easy, all details included as well

“There are only two industries that call their customers ‘users’: illegal drugs and software." -- Edward Tufte

Let's talk about software and software development -- "There are many methods or frameworks well-proven agile methods such as Scrum, XP, and Kanban. These agile methodologies focus on being adaptive to change and creating software iteratively. It has been widely practiced by teams of small sizes. Meanwhile, several scaling agile frameworks look to solve the problems associated with agility at scale. These framework set down the guidelines, techniques, and processes, roles and artifacts which ensure that working with hundreds of practitioners, remains coordinated and easy to manage."

We are currently using the SAFe framework in my company, what offers a lot of adjustment possibilities on a higher level in the organization. At the team level most of the work is according to Scrum, so no real changes there. For me personally the SAFe framework offers enough flexibility and as long as you keep it lean and simple in an agile mindset, the Pros and Cons are comparable to other frameworks. BUT this seems to be a minority opinion as there are a lot of headwinds in the last month:

  • Let’s Unfix the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • If Not SAFe, Then What?

"If your words or images are not on point, making them dance in color won't make them relevant." -- Edward Tufte

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  • THE LONG GAME by Dorie Clark | Core Message
  • The Challenge with Gen Z | Simon Sinek
  • Thomas Tuchel - Der Ausbruch aus den Routinen (in German, but worth listening)
  • FORTUNE: 40 Under 40
  • Companies Want Diverse Teams. Remote Work Is Making Them Possible

"When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you." -- Susan Sarandon