Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup advocates rigor in the learning we do while building products or services. While calling learning the startup’s “most vital function”, he rightly warns about falling back on learning as an excuse for failure after the fact. He also calls out the danger of unfocused experimentation: “if the plan is to see … Continue reading The Lean Grownup
The cathedral reference in Eric Raymond’s essay refers to software “carefully crafted by individual wizards or small bands of mages working in splendid isolation”. When you are running a group of teams as an open source ecosystem, you want your organization to look like a cathedral, but run like a bazaar.