Making Progress

The essence of Scrum is to ensure progress. The formal elements of the framework --the restrospective, reviews, daily standup, etc.-- are not ends in themselves but ways to ensure that progress happens. It may seem simplistic to reduce Scrum to the mere fact of ensuring progress, but ensuring progress is not that easy, and Scrum … Continue reading Making Progress

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Gall’s Law

Gall's law states that complex systems can only be the result of an evolutionary process, and not the result of a design from scratch: A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to … Continue reading Gall’s Law