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The order of the Agile Manifesto

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Jeff Sutherland recently commented on the order of the 4 values in the Agile Manifesto: http://www.agilemanifesto.org/, which is now the dominant method of delivery in software and other industries: "Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over...

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Who Fires A Scrum Team?!

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Who Fires a Scrum Team?! In an Agile 1.0 organization, where a traditional management structure exists with Scrum teams in delivery roles inside the company, traditional management fires the Scrum team if they don’t perform. In an Agile 2.0 organization, where the entire company is reformed of...

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The Culture We Expect

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The Culture We Expect: Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools. Customer Value over Comprehensive Documentation. Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation. Responding to Change over Following a plan. (adapted from the Agile Manifesto, 2001)   Useful definitions: Experts: those who aggressively collaborate to improve their dataset. –Joe Justice Intellectual Humility: Awareness that one...

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Scrum Team Launch

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This post is in addition to core Scrum, and is my opinion on how to help boot up Scrum in a company as an Agile business process trainer, consultant, and coach: What do we need to start Scrumming? A single, prioritized, estimated backlog with labeled business value. A...

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Executive Action Team

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This post is in addition to core Scrum, and is my opinion on how to help boot up Scrum in a company as an Agile business process trainer, consultant, and coach: The Executive Action Team is the first Scrum team I recommend to launch during an...

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Firing your Scrum Team

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This post is in addition to core Scrum, and is my opinion on how to help boot up Scrum in a company as an Agile business process trainer, consultant, and coach: Fire your Product Owner if, in 2 months, they have not doubled Net Present Value...

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WIKISPEED Enters Local Motors ARPA-E LITECAR Challenge

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This challenge, with $60,000 in prize money for first place and $150,000 over all, has just been announced and closes March 5th. http://www.compositesworld.com/news/local-motors-teams-with-arpa-e-for-lightweight-future-vehicle-design This seems a natural fit for us, we have a crash-tested ultra-light weight chassis in the SGT01.  Please forward this post to interested parties,...

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