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Adrian Howard
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Passionate about creating great software. User Experience advocate. Agile fanatic. Testing bigot. Lean Startup convert.
Passionate about creating great software. User Experience advocate. Agile fanatic. Testing bigot. Lean Startup convert.

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Listen to me ramble incoherently about user story mapping ;-)

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Adrian Howard commented on a post on Blogger.
"we don't need more Captain Kirk or more Mister Spock"

That's coz they're nothing, nothing I say, without Bones ;-)

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Melissa Perri will be answering your questions about Lean Product Management

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A little experiment to see if having some online chats about Balanced Team would be fun ;-) #balancedteam  

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Adrian Howard commented on a post on Blogger.
How about Consensus (we all wanna do this) > Agreements (we all agree to do this, even if some of us don't want to) > Orders (you folk go do this)?

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Nice. The only one I'd niggle with is "A poor PO can damage velocity, but a good one cannot improve it" - coz a good PO makes it more likely that the team as a whole will figure out better ways to break down stories. So while a good alone is not sufficient to improve velocity, I do think it's necessary.

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My summary would be:
* I understand the definition (I think ;-)
* It's not a globally accepted definition in the physical architecture world
* I think it's different enough from how most of the world defines IA that it will sow more confusion than clarity
* I don't think that agile & lean has a predisposition against architecture (in this sense). Quite the opposite if anything. So interested in Part 2 ;-)

Oh - and here are some quotes from some practicing architects:

On the construction of Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK 1974-1978:

"The customary way of designing is that the architect is trained to design and then to bring in engineers to translate that design - make it stand up. I think that's [a] totally inadequate way of designing. I want to know whilst I'm in the process of designing. I want to know what the possibilities are." - Norman Foster, Architect

"It is very difficult to define in the end exactly who designed precisely what in the building. In the situation we're talking about here the engineer is part of a complete team of people." - Anthony Hunt, Structural Engineer

"Sitting around a round table which is non-hierarchical that was considered radical and revolutionary as a way of working"  - Norman Foster, Architect

On the six year construction of the Lloyds building:

"It's the nearest thing I could imagine to being, to working on a medieval cathedral where there is this broad idea of principles, but then the nature of the fabric of it was still being designed as it was being constructed." - Graham Stirk, Architect, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
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