Last week I attended my first Lean Coffee here in my new city, Seattle. It was a great experience that I look forward to going to again. In fact, I suggest that everyone look for a Lean Coffee in their area, or create one!

At this Lean Coffee I was challenged, albeit nicely, on my desire for my development team to do more thinking before execution and creating more design documents. In fact, I’m strongly encouraging it in my team. The premise to the challenge is that this felt more waterfall than agile. That, maybe it is preferred to do a rapid prototype approach with a higher acceptance of risk.

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