April 30, 2015

April 10, 2015

Please reload

Recent Posts

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Featured Posts

The Rugged Process Manifesto

April 13, 2011

While reading some solid content on the 451 Group site, I rediscovered The Rugged Software Manifesto. I got the same feeling as the first time I read it: there should be something similar to rally around sound process. I often say we already have the necessary technology to manage risk to an acceptable level. How about adding a manifesto to help pave the way for a process you can take pride in. Thanks to a very cool Creative Commons license on the Rugged Software site, here goes:

 

The Rugged Process Manifesto

 

I am rugged… and more importantly, my process is rugged.
I understand that technology and people aren’t sufficient to serve the business.
I recognize no one requires process maturity. In fact, heroism is often rewarded but I won’t get lured into that trap.
I am rugged because I define my stakeholders, their roles, and am not afraid to sketch out a swim lane diagram.
I am rugged because I respect the difference between responsible and accountable.
I am rugged because I not only measure with metrics, I define target values with my stakeholders.
I am rugged because I go out of my way to publish my process and metrics, good or bad.
I recognize my process will become stressed and I provide stakeholders a way to help me improve.
I am rugged because I bring evidence over opinion to make decisions.
I am rugged because I refuse to be a victim of politics, workload, or under funding. That’s a business decision and my process will be transparent enough to show it’s a conscious one.

Wow, that poured off the keyboard fast. After a review, I think this version is a bit too tactical compared to the philosophical approach to the Software version but hey, it’s a v1. Feel free to jump in and make it better.

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Follow Us

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Search By Tags