More well-wrought crap lovingly crafted for your disposal

– or – building the wrong thing, really, really well.

The epitaph of many agile teams.

Antique CarYou can optimize your construction practices as much as you want but if there is no discernible need for what you’re building…

The goal is not to build crap well. It is to find a way each day to do less and less crap and more and more not crap.

If this were easy, there’d be a lot more software that people should really get there hands on.

Let’s all look in the mirror on that one…

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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.