The global product development lifecycle is more than just a visualisation of a product at a life stage. We have created a framework which acts as a lens into the global organisation, allowing the organisation to fully use it’s capabilities to adopt agile beyond the development teams. Wrapped into this are Lean Startup practices, which fully embrace Build, Measure, Learn at the heart of product development.
TDi -Test Driven ideas is an approach and definition which combines Plan-Do-Study-Act and Build Measure Learn practices to test and challenge ideas. It’s not a revolutionary new way of working, it serves as a reminder to put quality at the front of the line to test ideas and assumptions.
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The concept of bugs has been around since the early days of software and we treat them the same now as we did then. When working by value from a single backlog, we should think differently by thinking by value. Do bugs really exist ? Do we put bugs in the product backlog ? What value to bug tracking tools really have ?
Using cumulative flow diagrams to observe workflow within sprints can provide valuable, visual input for teams. Unlike the sprint burndown chats, CFD”s look at the lower level of tasks to see what goes on closer to the work getting done. Used with the burndown, a cumulative flow diagram can be a useful learning aid to support retrospectives, continuous improvement and feedback.