Motley says: “Slow down to go fast? Do I look like a tortoise?”

Summary   Motley:  There is no harm shortcutting a few steps of development to meet a deadline. Some up-front check-in steps just take too much time.   Maven: Slow down to go fast. Obey check-in checklists or you will pay for it later in the development cycle. Pre-check-in tasks such as code reviews, unit testing,…

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Motley says: "Affinity exercises? How do I work that sideways "8" into brainstorming?"

Summary   Motley:  Affinity exercises? How do I work that sideways “8” into design brainstorming?   Maven: Use affinity exercises for generating lots of ideas and prioritizing them. Define the topic, generate ideas, categorize, discuss, prioritize using dot voting, add up the votes, and create the summary. ______________________________   [Context: After the talk on team…

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Motley says: "Checklist? We don’t need no stinking checklist!"

Summary   Motley:  Checklist? We don’t need no stinking checklist! Checklists are for anal people with short memories.   Maven: Checklists are very useful for activities like code reviews, where it is difficult to remember everything we need to look for. Good checklists are short, consistent, easy to understand, accessible and provide support information. Personal…

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