Measuring Accelerate metrics in XP teams is as redundant

as measuring code coverage for a team doing TDD.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

Reducing transaction cost is necessary, but not a sufficient condition for reducing the batch size

Very often, for a mindset that emerged inside environments with big batches, it takes increasing the holding cost of inventory to start changing the belief system that was created as a workaround for the limitations of the system and served as its governing constraint.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

You might think that small PRs are good

because you see more feedback and quality being built in than on big PRs (‘LGTM + Approve syndrome’).

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

Assume you're the one being wrong

Bosses say “Does that make sense” … to get compliance.

Leaders ask “What didn’t make sense?” to invite discussion.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

Planning too soon?

The higher the utilization in the system, the lower the availability and responsiveness, and the earlier you feel an urge to start with work in order to plan and coordinate it.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

Because there is no wait time

the cost of code review while co-creating (pairing/mobbing) is zero.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

When evaluating the slowness of the review process

you have to take into account how long did it take you to make a change (processing time) not just how long it took to get a review (wait time).

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

If it takes me 1 minute to rename a method

and 3 hours to get a review for the change, I’m either not going to rename the method or I’m going to rename it as part of some later change.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

One thing about being specific

in the design of methods and messages is that it hugely reduces coupling and enables faster current and future changes.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

Teams that co-create

have way higher chances of building an environment of trust, empathy, and psychological safety.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović