I came across a great video link yesterday, entitled “Performance, Feedback, Revision”. It’s a Canadian rapper named Baba Brinkman covering the theory of evolution and the work of Charles Darwin, and he equates evolution with how he writes his lyrics, Performance, Feedback, Revision.
As I listened to it, it struck me that this is Agile … we develop, we run retrospectives, and we revise what we have.
Evolution may be more like waterfall, and take millions of years to evolve something as fundamentally pointless as the appendix, and in Agile we may look to have Performance, Feedback and Revision inside a week or two.
I can’t quite believe I just showed this video to a client to explain Agile, but it seemed to get the idea across pretty well. I’m considering using it more often, but I promise to draw the line at learning to rap.
But from now on, in big letters across the top of my white boards will go the words:
Performance, Feedback, Revision
04-15-2010 3:45 AM