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Alan Dayley
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It's National Fried Chicken Day so, I had to eat this for dinner. And this place is famous for excellent fried chicken, rightfully so!
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Another typical beautiful sunset greeted me at the airport earlier. 
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This looks interesting. Something +Jeff Moriarty might appreciate, among others.
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The videos make it look great. Definitely going to give it a try. In my case, I'm particularly interested to see if it can be used to easily draw Git commit graphs for training puposes; amongst it's more traditional use cases.
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Something I have to say to myself from time to time: "I don't have to defend, clarify and debate every opportunity."

I don't have that kind of available time.
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Agreed, you don't. Please, don't.
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I am coming to the conclusion just to call everything a story. Too many times I see people introducing complexity in this area where none is needed.
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I did not build it, no. That would have been an interesting and fun thing to do. With my travel schedule I would have been spending most of my time home working on it. That would not have been good. 
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Alexis is our bouncy, happy and wary rescue pup. She loves to be part of the pack and to be safe. Just don't push the closeness! When she is happy, she trots with a bounce in her step!


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Cute dog.  Rescue dogs are the best dogs.
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Many times +Tim Ottinger says things in ways I would say them but before I do it and likely in a better way. This post is one of these times.

I have encountered many who tell me that Agile ways of working don't work or that it was a horrible experience. When giving the opportunity to learn some details I rarely find their experience to be something based on Agile Manifesto principles.

Yet, to them, that experience is what Agile is.
 
I'm sorry that you've been cheated. I wish your agile wasn't just a bait-and-switch for pressure and coercion. What can we do? 
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Alan, what you said here agrees with what I have observed.  I have been with a couple of companies that did follow the Agile Manifesto and their projects tended to have successful deliveries and the teams were great to be a part of.  I also have been with a couple of other companies who claimed to be Agile, but were no where close to the Agile Manifesto and their projects were always in a state of chaos and their deliveries never came close to what the end user expected to see.
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Excellent insights on the benefits of the people building the software see and even knowing people who use the software.
 
What I’ve observed over the years is that the care and enthusiasm that a team will put into their work is directly related to their proximity to the people actually using the software. That proximity is a combination of time and feedback loops. 

Time: Teams that are writing code today that will be used by their customers tomorrow are very focused on what the customers actually need. Teams that are writing code today that won’t be seen by a customer for six months are less engaged.

Feedback: Teams that get to see people actually using their software are far more engaged than teams who get curated feedback only through other groups. Those in turn, are more engaged than teams that never get adequate feedback at all.

What can we learn from this? If you want your teams to be doing better work then shorten the time to delivery and increase the feedback.

1) Deliver to production more frequently. If you deliver quarterly today then try for monthly. If you delivery monthly today then try for weekly. If you already do weekly, try for daily. The best teams are delivering ten or more times a day.

2) Involve teams in first or second line support so they see how real people use the software.

3) If you have access to a usability lab then test your software there so the team can see real people struggle. It was eye-opening for me, the first time I sat behind the one-way glass in a usability lab. So many of my assumptions of how the software would be used were wrong.
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Something I have seen a few companies do that I think is an excellent idea is to have the development team members actually spend time with the end user at the end user site to see what the end user does on a regular basis and see how the user interacts with the software
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An Agile Coach with and embedded software engineering past. A father in love with his wife and family. A man on a mission to experience what I can learn next and how I can help others grow too.

I enjoy photography on the side, a somewhat neglected hobby of late. 
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Agile Coach with BigVisible Solutions, Software Engineer, Ignite Phoenix Team
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  • BigVisible Solutions
    Agile Coach, present
  • Dayley Agile, LLC
    Principal Agile Coach, 2010 - 2012
  • Smart Storage Systems
    Senior Customer Engineer, 2009 - 2012
  • Adtron Corporation
    Staff Software Engineer, 2000 - 2009
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Episode #107 – Is Agile Faster?
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Jade Meskill, Roy van de Water, Derek Neighbors and special guest Alan Dayley discuss: If agile faster What it means to be better

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The food is delicious. I know that is what a restaurant is about, for most people. And if the food isn't good, the rest doesn't matter. Rest assured that the food here is good, very good. Chef David experiments with new and regular specials on the weekends, too. Always memorable! With the food quality already known, let me tell you my favorite thing about the place: The people. Chef David and the entire staff have attitudes of friendly service. If you come more than twice, they will become your friends. My wife and I go often enough that it feels like another home dining room. If you are looking for a quiet spot, this is not the place. It's not noisy by design, just by community and conversation. The buzz is fun! If you get a booth along the window and watch the seating area, you see people having fun and the servers feeding the joy. Try a desert, like the carrot or velvet cakes or even a hand-made ice cream and cookie sandwich. You will not be disappointed!
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