When Scrum becomes a Cargo Cult
You probably started making changes to Scrum to make it “better fit” your organization or team, and at that point, it became “Scrum, but”. You know this has happened, if you are asked to explain your process, and you start by saying something like “We use Scrum, but…”. However, removing elements of Scrum without considering its effect is ill-advised. I’m not saying you shouldn’t adjust your process. I’m saying, that doing it for convenience and without thorough consideration is tantamount to starting a Cargo Cult.
Did you notice the lack of a consent popup on this website? That’s because there are no cookies here, because this site doesn’t need them. Conventional wisdom is that you always need tracking and analytics, but if you never use the data, do you really need it? Are you making an informed choice when you interact with the consent popup, or simply clicking it to make it go away? GDPR was a hot topic in 2017-18, and while we’ve gotten a lot of tools to manage the cookie part it’s still an area where a lot of questions come up.
Hugo: A flat file CMS.
As a developer, I’ve had plenty of experience setting up sites for clients, but when it comes to my own site, I often can’t be bothered. WordPress is too much of mess, Drupal is too heavy and working with Laravel or Symfony usually ends up being an exercise in the “perfect” rather than a functional website. For a few years now, I’ve had a basic website with minimal information, built on Slim Framework - a lightweight version of Laravel.