Gradient ascenter and reaching a Sprint Valley

Which of the 4 corners on top is being reached by Software team?

Gradient ascenter

  • ascenter => we inverse the direction
  • typically Scrum has burndown visualization
  • developers are “relaxing towards a zero”, which may not be good
  • in Gradient ascension, the (Gradient descenter’s) “cost function” is still applicable; see machine learning and Gradient Descent
  • ..but as it’s going towards up (ascending), interesting idea of Project direction (compass) meaning arises also!
  • without proper direction, we might end up in wrong valley
  • Gradient ascenter was my ad-hoc term for the idea of a Software teamwork done like rock climbing: leave no one behind!
  • safety net
  • ascent happens only so that no one can be too far ahead (or too far left behind)
  • psychological safety in a software project
  • implementation: more to come!

Published by jukkasoft

Me: a code enthusiasta, technology optimist, but also a realist. In my blog something like 80% of the articles are technology related - mostly in English and Finnish. I like to envision and ponder about things, how life could be, what we are doing wrong today, and so on. "Invented" a facebook -like system in 2000, as a short product pamphlet. Haven't yet realized the 20+ ideas that might have become big things. Maybe learning this skill one of these days!

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