Process Miniature | Glossary


Process Miniature is a technique where new development process proposed is experienced by the team by running the entire process in a very short period of time. Alistair Cockburn uses this term as one of his favorite way of conveying the methodology where the participants play-act one or two releases of the process in a very short period of time.

Peter Merel invented a one-hour process miniature “Extreme Hour” where Extreme Programming(XP) is demonstrated using a sample project and involving the audience. Here audience gets one hour to completely develop and test a product using XP principles such as Pair Programming.

Few more examples for Process miniature are ExtremeTeaching, Code Sprint.

Further Reading:

Book: Agile Software Development  by Alistair Cockburn

Winning Well | Book Series


Leadership training experts Karin Hurt and David Dye provide such a roadmap, giving current and aspiring managers the tools needed to achieve consistent excellence. The authors encourage managers to extend their time horizon beyond the next monthly or quarterly earnings report, and to think about how to build teams that create long-lasting value, whose members reinforce one another, and that are interdependent. “Where other manager types tend to focus on short-term goals, managers who win well have a longer time horizon,” say Hurt and Dye. “They build teams that will produce results today as well as next year. Winning well means sustaining excellence over time.”

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Karin Hurt, David Dye