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Saying no is agile     André Heie Vik –
My story
Why we need to    Say No
But don’t weembrace change?
Change for what?
Yes to something       ==
no to something      else
Use everyone’s knowledge
Groupproblem solving
Effects ofnot saying no
Building trust
Why we avoid Saying No
Fear
Avoidingthe unpleasant
Avoidingdisappointment
Buying time
How toSay No
Don’t just say no
It’s not about you
Care about theconsequences
It matters how   you say it
Don’tblame
Don’t say«I told you so»
Think aboutother perspectives
Expect pressure
Techniques
Priorities
Consequences
Please remember
Never bedishonest…
…even if the client  requests it     Jerry Weinberg’s ten laws of trust
Withholding knowledge    is dishonest
Uncompromising   honesty
it’s not about you
Questions? André Heie Vik –
Questions?       André Heie Vik –boosterconf.no – Bergen, Norway, March 13-15,
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Saying "no" is agile (Agile Tour Riga 2012)

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Embracing change is a core agile value. That does not mean that we should always say "yes". As developers, we acquire detailed knowledge of the domain and the system. With this knowledge comes the responsiblity to say "no" when we see a real problem. By saying "no", we make room for discussions about the issue at hand, and make it possible do make informed decisions. If we don't say "no", we make promises we can't keep. That means more risk, more stress, lower quality.

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Saying "no" is agile (Agile Tour Riga 2012)

  1. 1. Saying no is agile André Heie Vik –
  2. 2. My story
  3. 3. Why we need to Say No
  4. 4. But don’t weembrace change?
  5. 5. Change for what?
  6. 6. Yes to something ==
  7. 7. no to something else
  8. 8. Use everyone’s knowledge
  9. 9. Groupproblem solving
  10. 10. Effects ofnot saying no
  11. 11. Building trust
  12. 12. Why we avoid Saying No
  13. 13. Fear
  14. 14. Avoidingthe unpleasant
  15. 15. Avoidingdisappointment
  16. 16. Buying time
  17. 17. How toSay No
  18. 18. Don’t just say no
  19. 19. It’s not about you
  20. 20. Care about theconsequences
  21. 21. It matters how you say it
  22. 22. Don’tblame
  23. 23. Don’t say«I told you so»
  24. 24. Think aboutother perspectives
  25. 25. Expect pressure
  26. 26. Techniques
  27. 27. Priorities
  28. 28. Consequences
  29. 29. Please remember
  30. 30. Never bedishonest…
  31. 31. …even if the client requests it Jerry Weinberg’s ten laws of trust
  32. 32. Withholding knowledge is dishonest
  33. 33. Uncompromising honesty
  34. 34. it’s not about you
  35. 35. Questions? André Heie Vik –
  36. 36. Questions? André Heie Vik –boosterconf.no – Bergen, Norway, March 13-15,

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