Values, values, values

Actual values are the behavior and skills that are valued within the ‘fellowship’. The fellowship being the group of people pursuing some—noble—goal. The Scrum Guide from 2016 pulls the Scrum values back into its center. Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland call it the heart of Scrum. The agile and lean frameworks, methods, and practices—like XP, Scrum […]

Tonic’s Rules to Live by

Tonic’s Rules to live by are quoted without permission from a little booklet I got at the SIGGRAPH ’93. Be kind Put things where they belong. Few are won over by misplaced, misalinged, misdesigned anything. Form, really, is a function. Be kind to the user. Observe a lot. Test everything—because sometimes “common sense” is neither. It’s hard to make […]

People, Product, Process

So, everything boils down to changing ”’human behavior”’ based on ”’feedback”’ and ”’learning”’. People give each other feedback and feedforward so the may learn to cooperate and collaborate better. So doing, they improve their behavior. We run a ”’Lean Startup”’ to pivot like crazy in order to improve our product, while the product and its […]