Twelve score ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Less than one score ago, our fathers brought forth on this industry a new philosophy, conceived in self-organization, and dedicated...

One of the reasons that Agile works so well in software development environments is that Agile teams recognize and manage the presence of uncertainty. Uncertainty is everywhere in development: in the specifics of the feature, in the implementation of the feature, in the integration of...

I recently spoke at Agile 2016 in Atlanta about the power of involuntary feedback, and how you could build a company on top of the assumption that everything is going to change at some point. The way you do this is by having a system...

When we talk about commitment, we're either talking about a promise to deliver something specific, usually on a specific date, or we're talking about the level of personal investment we're putting into building the thing. We get into trouble when we allow our customers to...

I was reading a New York Times article about Jeffrey Seller, the lead producer of Hamilton. He's basically the guy that puts up the money to make the show in the hopes that it will be a success. While the show was in rehearsals, when he wanted to know...

Author Carol Dweck has completely changed the way I approach the world. I’m a smart guy. I’m no genius but I’m pretty smart. Through most of my life, I’ve been able to get by just by being smart. For the most part it has turned out...

A new ScrumMaster wanted to know what to do with a 20 point story that wasn’t complete at the end of an iteration. I explained to her that the story and its points move to the next iteration, but she wasn’t happy with the approach....