6. Agile Discovery

LE MIEUX EST L’ENNEMI DU BIEN. (THE BEST IS THE ENEMY OF THE GOOD.)

—VOLTAIRE, LA BÉGUEULE

Do just enough research to get started. Customer insights, business intentions, and technical implementation. Get out of the building to test assumptions and remove your ignorance.

In this chapter, we’ll look at how research can be integrated into an agile project. We’ll take a leaf out of the lean manufacturing book and consider how it’s possible to do just enough to provide insight, direction, and vision to a project whilst avoiding the waste of building inventories of knowledge that we know will change. We’ll look at how we can rapidly understand the problem space, remove uncertainty and ignorance, and work towards getting our product ...

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