If you’ve taken part in any of our Scrum classes, then you know we highly value the power of face-to-face communication. The emergent power of real-time collaboration allows us to uncover one of the most detrimental nuances of the work we do in software development: ASSUMPTION.
We begin with the idea from the Agile Manifesto (principle #5), which reminds us that,
“The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.”
To be clear, at the end of the day, we can all readily agree that “the most efficient and effective method” … … IS face to face… so how do we deal with this in the real world? (And yes, I live there too…) [Read more…]