Big Batches™ are a soap opera and a drama

They are a big bet and high risk.
You can feel ecstatic, or you can feel a huge disappointment.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

What's the shortest feedback loop your team has in place?

If your inner feedback loop is long, your outer feedback loops cannot be shorter than that one.
The shorter you make the inner loops, the more space for shortening outer loops is created, and the faster your whole process becomes.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

Increasing the cost of inventory vs reducing batch transaction cost

Increasing the cost of (keeping) inventory seems to be a stronger incentive and enabling constraint for increasing the flow compared to reducing the batch transaction cost.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

One more type of cognitive load

Team Topologies have categorized 3 types of team cognitive load, as described here.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

Co-create to build a team

Imagine your team doing pair/mob programming so you don’t have to organize discontinuous, forced, ad-hoc team-building activities.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

You might come into XP looking for shorter feedback loops and flow

but you’ll most probably stay for the flourishing human connections that those lead you to.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

I'll tighten your team's feedback loops so much

“I’ll tighten your team’s feedback loops so much that because of all the new opportunities for interaction it will be impossible to not add to interpersonal relationships and team cohesion. You’ll finally have a chance to expose yourselves, nurture vulnerability, build trust and evolve from a group of people to A TEAM.” - XP

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

I don't really mind PRs

As long as they are 1 LoC big and reviewed immediately.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

Tools to reflect on your process

The more you mob and work as a team, the less you need Slack to communicate and synchronize.
The more you mob and work as a team, the less you need Github to review each other’s work.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

If you need gRPC to optimize the performance of communication over the network

functional decomposition of the system is suboptimal which is causing services to be overly chatty.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović