#delivery #methods #bias #understanding
"We tried baseball and it didn't work is an allegory by Ron Jeffries to illustrate situations where people conclude that a something does not work because they failed at implementing it.
People try to implement something without understanding its motivations, remove essential parts, make optimizations that actually break the idea, then fail and conclude that "it does not work".
People try Agile (and in particular, Scrum), apply some of the practices without understanding the concepts and the motivations, then conclude that agile yields little to no results.
Cargo cult is setting people for failure and conclude that the copied practice does not work.
- : Ron Jeffries / We tried baseball and it didn't workref is the blog post by Ron Jeffries that mimics reaction from people who tried a bastardized version of baseball, removed a lot of essential parts of the game, and then concluded that the game was neither functional nor fun.