The surprising ideas behind Agile & Lean
The Agile movement has always had the aura of rebellion. We will confront the central planners of the world and show them a better way!
This overlooks the deep philosophical roots of Agile and Lean. In this talk, we take a look at some of the ideas that underpin Agile, Lean and other iterative approaches. You’ll come away with a clearer view of Agile’s foundational ideas as well as the rival school of thought and how the two can be used in combination to gain an edge in a competitive world.
Outline/Structure of the TED talk
- The most important principle: humility
- First, an old story - The Mysterious Knight
- The Scientific Method
- Inductivism - the most obvious approach
- Hypothetico-deductivism - continual experiments
- Comparing science to delivery
- Inductivism - Waterfall
- HD - Agile
- Lean - anything seem familiar?
- Taking the long view - the history of Inductivism vs HD
- Going even further back - Greek & Roman thought
- Back to the present: where are we now?
- Key messages:
- Take comfort: Agile has a very solid foundation.
- But don't get cocky: Inductivism has a long history and a lot to offer.
- Ultimately, it's about humility. Use the best tool for the job.
Understanding the rich scientific heritage underlying Agile and Lean.
People interested in exploring Agile, Lean and what links all these ideas together.
Prerequisites for Attendees
Familiarity with Agile, Scrum and Lean. Curiousity and a willingness to explore new ideas!
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