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Re: Five Whys

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 30, 2018 at 08:12 UTC ( #1224903=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Five Whys

Excellent comments, Eyes.   Now, I happen to work as a software consultant, so I usually wind up walking into either “active fires” or, more likely, “smoking ruins.”   The project has usually reached and passed its turning burning-point.   Heads have rolled, and the best people have quit.   So, one of the first things that I try to do is to look at the team’s work-flow organization, or lack thereof.

I usually recommend that organizations do retrospectives, although w-i-t-h-o-u-t swallowing the kool-aid of “five-whys.”   Technicians need to see their work as the business does.   But the business(!) also needs to better understand how the teams actually work.

I read a little e-book called Managing the Mechanism ... never seen it on a shelf ... that had a lot of influence on my thinking.   The premise behind this book is that software is a self-directing, autonomous software automaton.

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Re^2: Five Whys
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Oct 30, 2018 at 15:18 UTC

    L'énorme sigh…

    Or if this is just someone’s dead-on satire, it’s not Halloween for another day. If you want any appreciation, save the jump scares for tomorrow; or, better, April first.

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