Kevin Kelly, author of Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, & the Economic World, writes about scenius (a.k.a., “the communal form of genius”). Which made me think about skunk works in general and, inevitably, Agile teams and their open workspaces, in specific. Kelly describes several attributes of scenius where collective genius [...]
Archive for June, 2008
An Agile coach contacted me to discuss an issue on his team. One of the critical contractors on his team had left the project for another assignment, unexpectedly, on two week’s notice, just before an important release. Oh my! The coach described his initial shock and dismay. He wanted ideas for how to handle the [...]
Sean and Scott from the Software Association of Oregon’s (SAO) Oregon Training Network asked Jim Shore and me hard questions about Agile methods. You can read the interview here. For more about June 17-18 workshops about introducing Agile into your organization, look here.