Stairway to Heaven

Albert, the King of Belgium was a hiker. When he visited Brazil 1921 a set of 117 steps were carved into Pico da Tijuca (a mountain outside of Rio). According our guide, King Albert was quite taken aback by the steps as they were at odds with his expectations.

Delivering without consistent business feedback is apt to miss the mark. Software methodologies have struggled to find mechanisms to generate feedback. Techniques have used to date have included Phase gates, reviews and sign-offs to enforce agreement. Agile leverages collaboration methods such as daily interaction with the business or product owner to generate communication and feedback.  While both might end up same place the journey counts for the long run health of the organization.