What if we used accidentally shippable instead of potentially shippable? Would that help us aim higher?
I was working with some new agile teams and in the process of explaining potentially shippable, I said that it should be okay if it accidentally ships. That seemed to freak some people out. I guess using ‘accidentally’ is not a word people tend to like to see. The term seems to get people’s attention as I’ve continued to use it.
So who is right? Is the pig right? Are we aiming for only “potentially” shippable? Or is the rabbit? Should completed work actually be ready to ship, even “accidentally?” [Read more…]