Iterative Development and Seat Belts


I loved this article here – http://midcurrent.com/experts/fly-fishing-jazz-seat-belts-and-a-lesson-in-humility/

Especially this thought:

I asked him how in the heck he figured out that seat belts can make ideal mayfly wings on flies tied for trout fishing. And he answered: “My dog ate a seat belt in the back seat one day, and I was angry for awhile, and then I looked closer, and realized that I had seen something that I could use.”

We all know good agile teams are iterative – meaning, if something is not working, they face it squarely and agree to make it better, next time.

This guy took a situation where his dog ate his seatbelt – and realized, you know, with a little work, that’ll make a perfect fly tying material. Improvisation and iterative learning at its best!

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Agile consultant, loves to fly fish, and sometimes pretends its still the late 80's when hair metal bands roamed the earth.
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