Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar


History repeats itself in the form of people once again addicted to process. Ground hog day thinking calls for a renaissance of agility. We need to draw from the past as we reinvent the future. More value lies in intentional and contextual selection of the many tools in the agile community. Many people are striving to “do the process” or practice “pure Agile”, working under the named (or unnamed) assumption that following a process will lead to success.

It is time to replace process thinking with outcome based thinking. Leading adoption of new tools and ideas by naming the expected outcomes helps people work toward success that is contextually significant and shows real value and promotes meaningful learning. Intentional agility is the source of our renaissance of agility, blindly following empty rituals will lead us back into the Dark Ages of software development (or lack thereof).

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David Hussman

David Hussman leads DevJam, a Minneapolis based company composed of agile collaborators. As mentors and practitioners, DevJam focuses on using agile to help people and companies improve their software production skills. DevJam provides seasoned leaders that strive to pragmatically match technology, people, and processes to create better and cooler products. For further information, visit the DevJam website