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Not always. Sometime there wasn't an existing process.
There is always a manual way to do things. That is not "solving a problem", but formalizing a proces so it can be automated. Takes a lot of talking to the domain-user to understand what needs be done, but that's it.
While that might not be agile, it was once a normal part of the design-phase.
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I created a new computer game that did not exist before. I thought it up and wrote some code to play it online. There never existed any "manual way" to do it - especially since it existed in 4-dimensional space.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.