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Thoughts on lean and agile development

Much of your focus in an agile team is delivering value. You spend money really fast developing software and so it’s important to be selective with the features you develop.

It’s typically easy to come up with features that are cool or that use the data, skills, or technology you have available but those things aren’t necessarily going to be the first features your users or customers will need. The best feedback that you can get is by shipping the smallest feature set possible in order to use your system.

If you think you just need to add a few more features to get adoption you’re mistaken. More often than not the first and second features you implement are the ones that deliver value, and if that’s not the case you’ve built the wrong thing.

Either feedback or silence will come after you release a slim product, and this will tell you whether you have hit the mark or whether you should try again.

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This entry was posted on May 11, 2016 by in Agile, coding, leadership, Lean, programming, Web, work and tagged , , .
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