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Breaking the Addiction to Process: An Introduction to Agile Project Management by Elizabeth Scanlon Thomas

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CHAPTER 9: GIVE CONTINUOUS ATTENTION TO TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.

Ben Jonson

Breaking the Addiction to Process Step 9: Stop taking so long to acknowledge mistakes – use the ‘Fail Fast’ principle to identify problems quicker.

Agile methodology speeds up the traditional project cycle. Scrum teams work in short iterative cycles with continual testing and code integration. Because code integration occurs at frequent intervals, there is less chance that a big code integration at the end of a long cycle will result in broken functionality and the ultimate failure of a project.

Use the ‘Fail Fast’ principle in your projects, then you can see what’s wrong and needs re-planning, rather than waiting ...

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