experiment early on


An early morning photo opportunity in Yokohama while the streets ere still empty.

I actually wanted to catch the rising sun to the east. However the same cloud front that kept Mount Fuji from view blocked the sunrise too.

Next best thing was to shoot the main downtown through road while still traffic less and so “waiting for the Beatles” (original title) was created.

Building in experiments into the team’s activities is key to investigating new areas and determining new solutions.

Given agile operates in the complex system zone, it requires novel approaches to uncover new ways of thinking.

Sometimes this is only possible by allowing time for experimentation and using the results in an empirical fashion to move forward towards an end result.

These experiments, or in IT terms, spikes are just as important as regular backlog items when developing complex solutions.

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