What-If Daily Scrums

Dan North
I agree with Michael Kennedy when he says that Software Development could be modeled as a Knowledge Discovery Process, “the process of going from 0% knowledge about an idea to 100% knowledge of a finished product ready for delivery to a customer“.

I agree so much that I decided to adapt my future Daily Scrums to this.

In Introducing Deliberate Discovery Dan North quoted this story:
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Wrong estimation, help! I’m late! Cut features and stop waterfalling!

I won’t be able to deliver on time. My estimation was too optimistic. What can I do now?

If you can’t deliver on time, don’t. Simple, isn’t it?

I believe the best strategy is cutting features and start both constantly refining your estimation and doing Deliberate Discovery. In other words, I believe the question was somehow misplaced.

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