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Pithy Slogans

Sometimes you just need a couple of slogans to catch on in an organization to really drive an idea. Here are some slogans that have worked in various transformations.

  • Start with 'why'
  • Go and see
  • No demo, no numbers
  • Ship it, dont' WIP it
  • Continuous flow; continuous dough
  • Stop starting, start finishing
  • Right to left, top to bottom
  • Diversity trumps ability
  • Focus on the problem not the people
  • Don't treasure what you measure
  • Treat defects as evidence of missing tests
  • Pair programming is pair thinking, not pair typing
  • Assume variability, preserve options
  • Scope doesn't creep. Understanding grows
  • You can't scale crappy code
  • Intergration points control product development
  • Develop on a cadence; deliver (release) on demand
  • Lead people; manage things
  • Nail it before you scale it
  • Value is rare, extreme and obvious in retrospect
  • Never mistake motion for action
  • 'Yes' is easier to say; 'No' is easier to do
  • Be quick but don't hurry
  • No one has to change; survival is optional
  • Its better to prepare and prevent than to repair and repent
  • We never have time to do it right but we always have time to do it twice
  • Don't trade uncertain earliness with certain lateness
  • Don’t move information to authority; move authority to the information.
  • Respect the ceremony
  • Zero failure is a failure
  • MindWIP
  • Stop controlling people; start controlling value delivered
  • Don’t begin if you’re not all in
  • Disagree, then commit
  • Absolutely #noabsolutes
  • What, so what, now what
  • Don't inspect and forget!
  • Delivering value to the customer takes priority over delivering features
  • Persistence beats resistance
  • Dependencies mean delays (or risk)
  • The answer is SAFe; now what was the question?
  • Improved DX (developer experience) means improved CX (customer experience)!
  • The longer things take, the longer they will take
  • Have we done enough for now for this product or service?
  • You can do it all, just not at the same time

And my personal motto:

  • Constant pressure, gently applied
/home/hpsamios/ · Last modified: 2023/06/19 08:59 by hans