by ~40% • programs under development increased by ~140% • development costs per program down 78% • resources now driving innovation increased by 8X A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development (Addison-Wesley) Gruver, Young, Fulghum
the thieves may be able to follow the design plans and produce a loom. But we are modifying and improving our looms every day. So by the time the thieves have produced a loom from the plans they stole, we will have already advanced well beyond that point. And because they do not have the expertise gained from the failures it took to produce the original, they will waste a great deal more time than us as they move to improve their loom. We need not be concerned about what happened. We need only continue as always, making our improvements.
are you addressing now? What is the target condition? (The challenge) What is the actual condition now? When can we go and see what we learned from taking that step? What is your next step? (Start of PDCA cycle) Improvement Kata
of Google developers who worked together in their 20% time (time provided by Google to allow developers to work on Google-related projects of their choosing aside from their main projects) to address the challenges in promoting unit testing adoption throughout Google. An all-volunteer group with little funding and no direct authority, it relied on persuasion and innovation to convince Google developers of the value of unit testing, and provided them with the tools and knowledge needed to do it well.” — Mike Bland