A discussion about agile values and principles and a comparison between them and the implicit values of one's sex life. A tour of some common maturity models and how they affect and apply to agile and/or sex life models.
not sex acts, so despite the NSFW warning, it actually shouldn’t be offensive to anyone (but that I surely can not guarantee) Its also about agility, the practice and its values and principals, compared to something very common – a sex life… Its also not about non-sex lives. Its not about me either :)
and values • Emphasis on collaboration, communication and satisfaction • Continuous improvement and optimal quality are the desired results Sex life • Based on some implied principals and values and common sense (which is uncommon) • Emphasis on collaboration, communication and satisfaction • Continuation and optimal desire are the quality results
Mutual benefits and intimacy • Shared goals and benefits • Mutual preferences • Practices and regular practice • Growth and maturity But also • Confusion and misunderstandings • Fear, uncertainty and doubt • Prejudices and cleavage • Trendiness • Stagnation and routine
the environment being aware of the correct time and location to behave and knowing when to act, according to the circumstances and the culture of the society one lives in. There are plenty of maturity models, and discussion around the term maturity. Let’s look a some... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maturity_(psychological)
it a maturity model, because normally one doesn’t unmature • Oblivious - “we don’t even know that we’re following a process” • Variable - “we do whatever we feel like” • Routine - “we follow the routine, except under pressure” • Steering - “we choose routines based on prior results” • Anticipating - “we establish routines based on prior experience” • Congruent - “everyone is involved in continuous improvement”
mind (early childhood) • Stage 2 — Imperial mind (adolescence, 6% of adult population) • Stage 3 — Socialized mind (58% of the adult population) • Stage 4 — Self-Authoring mind (35% of the adult population) • Stage 5 — Self-Transforming mind (1% of the adult population) https://medium.com/@NataliMorad/how-to-be-an-adult-kegans-theory-of-adult-development-d63f4311b553
dharma (ethical behavior, virtue and duty) • artha (acquisition of valuable things) • kama (sense gratification) • moksha (liberation from material identifications and attachments). It is said that human life starts with religion - the relationship that connects the individual with the rest of the universe – in other words, the meaning and purpose of human life. http://www.hinduhumanrights.info/the-kama-sutra-beyond-the-sex/
Having clear objectives, intent - focus • All systems go – consensus • Safe and comfortable environment – physically and psychologically • Capacity to change one’s mind – adapt to change / revoke consent • Proper techniques, proficiency - mastery
• TDD – create a hypothesis of the change and how it will improve the situation and test it – scheduled dates? • Pair-programming – do it together – pretty much a given • Mob-programming – do it all together, all at once – orgy! • YAGNI* – keep it simple – do the simplest thing that could possibly work *You ain’t gonna need it
achieve outstanding outcomes. The four words help us to focus our energies on critical actions. At the same time, this simplification opens the door to many new and interesting ways of implementing each one of them. Produce Better Results. Together.
https://flickr.com/photos/planeta/2127932458 • Teamwork - https://www.sandler.com/blog/6-benefits-of-teamwork-in-the-workplace/ • Cynefin - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynefin_framework • Agile Manifesto - http://www.lynnecazaly.com.au/the-visual-agile-manifesto/ • Kama Sutra - https://instaprints.com/featured/the-kama-sutra-illustration-j-a-y-.html?product=greeting-card • Pragmatic Thinking & Learning mind map - https://media.pragprog.com/titles/ahptl/MindMapWeb.png • Various works of Patrick Lencioni • Stress curve - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/consciously-doing-stressful-work-power-context-prato-scarlett/ • Modern Agile - http://modernagile.org/ • Heart of Agile - https://heartofagile.com/ • And some useless shit off the Internets