Yesterday I stumbled upon a tweet by Esther Derby. In this tweet she shared 7 agile best practices. These practices are really spot on, it doesn’t have to be much more complicated. One of the practices is about doing experiments to move towards a more effective way of working and improved outcomes. Run experiments, examine the results, learn from it and move on. This fits my earlier post about ‘stop changing, start experimenting‘ seamlessly: “Better organizations are created by people who are not afraid to try something, even very weird practices, and not afraid to fail but just learn from the experiences.”
Well, just check the 7 Agile best practices mentioned by Esther Derby yourself.
Update Oct 1st: Esther Derby added a more comprehensive description for the 7 Agile best practices.
7 Agile Best Practices
- Think deeply about the problem you are trying to solve.
- Question your assumptions about the causes of the problem.
- Understand your current system and how it contributes toward the problem, and in what ways it might contribute to solving the problem.
- Research at least three candidate actions to improve the situation. Don’t rely on claims by people who are selling “solutions”.
- Develop experiments to move towards a more effective way of working and improved outcomes.
- Run experiments, and examine the results. Adjust based on what you observe.
- Work incrementally and iteratively to solve the problem(s).