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Continuous Problem-Solving Is No Accident

by Olga Kouzina, 30 August 2013 | The Agile Blogosphere

This post is from Edge of Chaos | Agile Development Blog by Olga Kouzina. Click here to see the original post in full.

In my recent Back to the Future of Agile Software Development essay, I posited the maxim that agile is continuous problem-solving. Whether we create new designs, or architectures, or cope with various challenges that software development abounds with, we need to generate brilliant ideas on demand. This is our job, and we have to be good at it every step along the way.

The subject of keeping fit creatively is tied to productivity in most “booster” books, but productivity and continuous problem-solving are two different things.  I’ve come to this conclusion over many years of  what I call “living and exploring”.   That’s why it’s been a pleasant surprise to stumble upon a meaningful book, with the author thinking along the same lines:

the accidental creative ochre

I’ll highlight just one very important idea. It’s about shifting the focus from time management to energy management. If we treat ourselves as mechanical robots with the unlimited capacity to produce good...

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