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Tech Debt: Not a Metaphor.

If this seems familiar, it is: I originally wrote this post as one of the first posts under my old Agile Institute blog. I'm only re-posting those that deserve repeating, and are related to my unique "voice of tech" at Agile for All.

http://agileforall.com/ward-cunninghams-debt-metaphor-isnt-a-metaphor/


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Agile Institute has become part of Agile for All
Agile Institute (me, essentially) has merged with (joined) Agile for All .   What does this mean for you? Not much will change for you, because not much is changing for me.  All my courses are still available, along with the high levels of personalized serv...

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To truly boil this down to some useful (and easier-to-calculate, or guess) metrics:

Quality Debt: Number of reported but not-yet-repaired severe defects.
Design Debt: Story cycle-time; i.e., how long does it take for the average user story to get from sprint plan to DONE done?
Testing Debt: How long does it take to fully regression-test all features since the inception of the product? Real calendar or wall-clock time.

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Random Thoughts on Business Models and Cost of Delay
I cover Cost of Delay and CD3 (Cost of Delay Divided by Duration) in my Essential Agile Product Leadership course. (CD3 being similar to WSJF). This part of the course is derived from from the work of Joshua J. Arnold , with Mike Cohn's business modeling "d...

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Sun Tzu meets OODA in the Iron Cage of Death.

One of many memorable quotes: “Have no fear for I have created a SWOT diagram!”

https://medium.com/wardleymaps/on-being-lost-2ef5f05eb1ec#.sj32gpjh8

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There. I said it.

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Religion: An Apt Analogy for Agile
There are very few topics of exploration that have unceasingly retained my curiosity throughout life. One is software development, another is religious thought.* But in my teens and 20s, I didn't really expect them to overlap... You've likely heard the word...

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Awesome article on systems thinking AND giving an interesting talk about a dry subject. Something for everyone.

https://thinkpurpose.com/2014/06/03/how-to-break-the-first-rule-of-systems-thinking/
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