Quotable Quotes from a PSM Class

I came out of Giovanni Bassi’s excellent train-the-trainer Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master class with some memorable and useful quotes.

The plan is useless. Planning is essential. – Giovanni

EDIT: I’ve learned this is not Giovanni’s 🙂

Plans are worthless. Planning is essential. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Are you scared of not meeting a deadline? Scared of not delivering what the customer actually wants?

If you’re scared, you’re not agile. – Giovanni

Why not generalize Ambler’s “avoiding speculative ideas that are likely to change in favor of stable information” best practice to all areas, not just documentation?

When is the last responsible moment to do this? – Giovanni

Further assertions that engineering and manufacturing metaphors only hurt our industry, as I am and will be talking about in the Agile Modeling and Emergent Architecture topic here:

We’re not building bridges, we’re more like lawyers arguing a case. – Giovanni

Do you have someone who objects to Pair Programming on the premise that it will “cut productivity in half” ??

Are they programmers, or typists? – Felipe Rodrigues, a colleague of Giovanni’s

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