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I think, therefore I am - however I know this is just a fleeting experiential phenomena - this to, shall cease to exist. I am transient.
I think, therefore I am - however I know this is just a fleeting experiential phenomena - this to, shall cease to exist. I am transient.

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The Economist tweeted: Collaboration in modern business has gone too far (@TheEconomist) March 18, 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/business/21688872-fashion-making-employees-collaborate-has-gone-too-far-collaboration-curse?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/ed/thecollaborationcurse

What do you think?

I believe their definition of collaboration is ludicrous - so broad as to include social media chat... is that what we mean?

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I always think of Alister Cockburn's scale when these conversation start - rarely see anyone in business refer to this excellent work in risk mitigation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockburn_Scale

Described in his early book "Agile Software Development" - so to begin - ALL medical staff are in the top row - Loss of Life - from the admitting RN to the recovery RN. Very few of the IT industry are in the top row (L) and very few are even working on project of Loss of Essential Money (E). I'm not sure these scales actually represent a continuum -- feels more like a bifurcated scale to me.

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I like this "never event" concept... Having recently been a patient in the health care system (USA) and been very impressed by the care and their system of true care, I'd have to say that the IT industry has a long long way to go to reach the health care industry's level of care.

So with that in mind - how about this "never event": Never will new software be written and used on a device that is life critical to a human - that skips any of the steps in full regression testing of the complete system the device is a part of.

E.G. - let's don't allow minor tweaks to the system that won't break anything to move right into the device from the experts hands - thereby skipping a few steps to expedite the process.

If one thinks this is a bit too far - do a bit of research on the most costly mistakes in computer history. Remember that the Y2K problem was always working as designed.

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What's the likelihood I could start a dialogue on this board on the topic of Prerequisites for Collaboration and verging on into starting collaborative activities?

So here the premise for the dialogue:
Challenge - what has to happen before collaboration can occur in the workplace? What are some of the situational requirements, and some of the obvious warning signs that might show up when introducing a collaborative activity?

I'm doing an IDEO-U course "From Ideas to Action" and this was my project for lesson #1... I attempted this dialogue on Twitter & Facebook... with some success... wonder if a second attempt with a bit more focused audience would bear more fruitful insights?

Here's my article on the previous (FB & Twitter) experience:
http://agilecomplexificationinverter.blogspot.com/2017/03/dialogue-on-prerequisites-for.html

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I was unaware of a second wave... I guess like an ocean beach front - it takes wave upon wave to break down a large bluff.

so this made me think of the NPR story some time ago on what happened in the mid 1980's with women in STEM education...

http://agilecomplexificationinverter.blogspot.com/2014/11/when-women-stopped-coding-planet-money.html

I like the article - but did you have to place the qualifier phrase upon the title "in an Agile environment"? It makes it appear that there are appropriate environments where this is acceptable. Is it acceptable behavior in a strip bar?

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Duplicate this experience at Agile2017... maybe with a twist...

What do you think?

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I love a good bottle of Kraken!
http://www.krakenrum.com the video is worth lying about your age...

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Who would like to participate in an experiment?

Duplicate this experience at Agile2017... maybe with a twist...

What do you think?
Do you Agilist think we could reproduce this experiment at Agile2017? Who's with me?
Three Beautiful Human Minutes - TV2 Denmark



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