Agile environments are meant to be effective and efficient in developing products for clients. Overthinking and making assumptions can throw a wrench in all. It does not take much to do more work than what is needed. Hyperfocus on getting things done can create a form of tunnel vision where people miss opportunities to ensure quality while at the same time getting it done efficiently.
This discussion will walk through an actual case study and root cause analysis of when the hyper-focus along with assumptions made created a situation where the work effort was considerably larger than what it needed to be. We will also go through some of the small changes that were done and the positive effects they provided to the development team.
Takeaways from the topic:
- How to avoid tunnel vision
- High-level estimation of the efficient number of test cases needed for a change
- Get better collaboration across the team