So I came across Ship It recently as Urban Slang because I’m a Game of Thrones Junkie and recently Briane of Tarth (my hero) and Tormund the wilding guy are starting a romantic relationship.
— Game of Thrones Meme (@Thrones_Memes) May 19, 2016
Evidently Ship it means:
So of course, as an Agilist I’m automatically thinking Ship It means to ship a Potentially Shippable Increment of software. But I like adding hastags #cute #romantic #lovey and the all important #POapproves to PSI.
Recently I was explaining my company’s product roadmap to a client and they said to me ‘I am amazed at how much confidence you have in the roadmap.’ And I said, “Well, product said it would happen, and so it will. They always ship on time and they always commit to what they are going to ship.”
And I had to stop for a second and realize that my expectations for software development had totally gone agile. Meaning …I now trust in the team, and trust the delivery. I remember never trusting in the delivery; only vetting a real production date when we were well past UAT and giving people a month timeframe in which UAT could start.
And now, I get excited about features before they’re in production. I Ship them so much and brag about them like they are my babies. Wow…transition.
This…is scaled agile folks. It’s why I drank the kool aid.