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 or more of our own core beliefs might be wrong. –PleaseIdentifySource

Excellence without Pretension: Competing to seek out, collaborate with, surpass, then aid the best competition in the world without elitism and while reducing the risk and barriers for the marginalized to participate and benefit. –Joe Justice. Please help me find a more compact quotation, this idea is not new and I’d like to appropriately give credit!

Working Open: Efficiency, Performance, Beauty, Reliability, Durability, Affordability, available to anyone with a maker space or Micro Factory. –Joe Justice


“If you aren’t growing, you are dying.” –Joe Justice

“First comes memory, then power. Speed will come.” –Gary Mullins

“Aesthetics matter.” –Tom Taber


  • Katie Leifermann | Sep 3, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Your idea of Excellence without pretension is similar to some FIRST Robotics terms: Coopertition and Gracious Professionalism.

    Neither of those definitions are more compact than yours, though.

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