When Mike told me and few others that we should commit to crime and also get our teams to do that, I was like, “Huh? What do you mean?”.
He went on to explain what CRIME acronym was.
CRIME stands for Collaboration, Retrospective, Investigating, Mapping and Exploration. I found the acronym useful as this reminds you of the basics that we should all be following and keeping track of. In fact, mnemonics has been a proven technique for remembering ideas and concepts for a very long time. People who have studied chemistry will possibly remember how they memorised the Periodic Table.
This website is a useful resource for learning more about mnemonics.
I have attached the sketch for you that you can share with your teams. If you can’t download it here, then please email me and I’ll send it to you.
Mike is a friend of mine from North Carolina. He is an author, speaker and QA Director. Although he used the acronym CRIME for testers, I modified it to suit Agile delivery people and teams.