Scrumikanbanagilisticxpleanidocious is a word I dreamed up, this is its story.
It sounds like: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
For those who (sadly) missed Disney's musical gem, here's a refresher:
Reporter: There probably aren't words to describe your emotions.
Mary Poppins: Now, now, now, now, gentlemen, please. On the contrary, there's a very good word. Am I right, Bert?
Bert: Tell 'em what it is.
agile/lean mashingsI was in-flight from Cape Town to Barcelona to give a talk on contracts at the ALE unconference (yes, back in 2012), overflowing with enthusiasm.
Looking forward to a mash-up of great people in the European Agile and Lean worlds, I had a think about what we were doing as an industry.
There is a lot going on, with different schools of thought coming together, clashing, dancing, growing.
We each choose a particular subset of them all to find a way to create great software.
"There probably aren't words to describe it all"
But, "On the contrary, there's a very good word. It's...
And that's what we do: a weird & wonderful mash-up portmanteau of the bits that fit from what we find in the toolboxes of others.