Experimentation is the key to learning and continuous learning is the core of Agile and iterative methods. A wise man once told me that we know the least about our product and the optimum process to build that product when we first start. I could never (or never wanted to) argue that point. When we are at crossroads facing an unknown path, experimentation lets us understand which avenue is best.
Experimentation means to find that path wisely. Don’t get into analysis paralysis. Here are some suggestions to make your experiments a success:
If you have more suggestions on how to conduct a good experiment in your environment, feel free to post them in the comments. In addition, if you’ve learned something that changed the way you work through experimentation, please share it with us.