Sunday, January 29, 2012

Do You Have a Bunch of Specialists That Can't Work Together?

Do You Have a Team or Just a Bunch of Talents?

January 29, 2012
As a leader or founding member of any project or startup, it is necessary to surround yourself by people talented in their areas of contribution. However, it is indispensable that everyone of them, and you, operate as a single mind capable of carrying on the CoDePPFP regardless of what life throws at you. Without such a team attitude, your great idea and smart individuals would be just that, ideas and individuals, instead of something greater than the sum of its parts.

A very entertaining and delightfully sad example of a group of talented individuals who squandered their opportunity to be successful because they couldn’t even resemble the definition of a team is portrayed in Roddy Doyle’s novel The Commitments.

The Commitments is a tale about a group of unemployed young people in the north side of Dublin, Ireland, who start a soul band. If you are a movie fan, you might have seen the very popular film by the same title and if you haven’t seen it yet and are leading a startup, consider watching it as a What Not to Do lesson while enjoying a great flick with moving music (check out the clip at the end of the post.) More ...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Scrum: Looks Like We Created an Industry!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Agile Manifesto - original 2001 notes from Snowbird

Jon Kern has surfaced a very cool historical artifact from the original Agile Manifesto 2001 meeting in Snowbird, Utah. If you download this document you can see all his notes from the meeting.