Bas Vodde on Scrum Master Toolbox

I’ll occasionally listen to Vasco Duarte’s podcast, Scrum Master Toolbox.  The most recent episode had Bas Vodde, co-founder fo the Large Scale Scrum framework (organizational design!).  It’s a great introduction to the opinions and assumptions that...

Creative Selection

Creative Selection is a recently published book by one of the developers involved in the original iPhone program offers good insight into how Apple was able to bring to market a game-changing device. This is all from the vantage point of one the developers, not an...

You pay for what you get?

Have you hired people whom you think will not do the right thing unless you give them a bonus?When the subject of bonus payments based on some measure comes up, and I push back against the concept I often hear the refrain that if we don’t bonus people to achieve...

Who hired these people?

I often hear objections when introducing new organizational concepts such as Agile to a management group.  Things like a lack of “accountability” or “strategic thinking” on the part of the employees. The employees, they say, cannot work in a self-managed way....

It’s a sculptor like way of working

“The essential way to do anything great, you have to have some kind of incremental development philosophy because you’re just going to be wrong with your grand design that you don’t iterate on.” — Andy Hertzfeld This short video interview of Andy...