Jeffrey Voas presented The Software Quality Certification Triangle that can be read as: PEOPLE well trained in a good PROCESS should deliver a quality PRODUCT.
This applied LEAN fundamentals series states an expanded reading of that within the LEAN perspective.
See the Applied LEAN Fundamentals page for the big picture.
We need people working as teams, using a flexible and continuously improving process and then we have a great chance of delivering value to the client.
The first top brick is Frequent delivery of value to the client … that is why we exist for !
The first time I heard about MMF-Minimal Marketable Features was from Alan Shalloway. I translated to Portuguese as MVV, something as the minor version of value.
We, as development organizations, must deliver software that can aggregate value to the business … and more: we must continue to deliver more software at a regular pace.
Besides contributing to the business, what we get with this is that we keep a low pressure environment as our clients know and trust that each quarter , for an example, they get some relevant piece of software.
Most of you know the first old version of KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid !
This was not very polite but was a popular saying for one great statement of Sain’t Exupery: a design is complete only when you don’t have nothing more to take away !
Genius made simple great things:books, musics, … systems.
Then we learned that short would be a good substitute for stupid … With a short step relative to a bigger initiative we have feedback sooner, and as we have learned from the Fibonacci Series: bigger is not just bigger, it is much more dangerously bigger ! Because it has a lot of issues hidden inside !
Well, so we are agile dividing initiatives in simpler and shorter ones (releases, sprints).
But software is made by people, and people has to communicate with each other, has to collaborate with each other … And the products they made should be integrated … So we must synchronize people, their tasks, their work products …
That is why I believe in KI…S…S…S for keep it simple, short and synchronized.
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