If you are in a hurry you may want to to jumpt to part two now.
In 2016 Gartner published a diagram that combines ideas from Design thinking, Lean Startup, and Agile.
I was initially attracted to it because it combines different approaches and practices instead of contrasting them to choose only one, and I also overlooked the three underlying flawed ideas.
Those flawed ideas, planted in the mind of inexperienced practitioners, grew into waterfall dressed as lean-agile, and this became more evident in the derivative diagrams.
This below is a simplified diagram that highlights the flawed areas:
It should be read from left to right, from the initial product need/goal (left) to the product delivery and operation (right). The overall process is a sequence of sub-processes. Each sub-process has its internal feedback loops. Sub-processes are connected by a loose feedback loop.
Test your understanding of key lean-agile concepts:
– Can you see what’s wrong with the diagrams?
– Can you see how it is in conflict with fundamental lean and agile principles?
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