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Stupid human tricks for agile

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Stupid human tricks for agile

  1. 1. Stupid human tricks for Agile behavioral therapy for software makers
  2. 2. People make software
  3. 3. Never say “resources” when you mean “people”
  4. 4. Take blameSay, “I was wrong. You were right.”Say, “I was wrong. You were right.”
  5. 5. Assume competence Notice what people do Ask dumb questions Ask for help
  6. 6. Eat together once in a while
  7. 7. Flat teams work
  8. 8. You are not in chargePeople define their own roles; be explicitPeople define their own roles; be explicit
  9. 9. Multitasking is a joke
  10. 10. Wear giant headphonesTrain people not to interrupt you Group chat is good Group chat is good Group chat is good
  11. 11. Don’t check your emailLearn to live with unread emailLearn to live with unread email
  12. 12. Meetingssap your will to livesap your will to live
  13. 13. Write an agenda Ask for an agenda Decline Decline Decline
  14. 14. Be on time Start on timeDon’t recap for latecomersDon’t recap for latecomersDon’t recap for latecomers
  15. 15. Make all meetings optional and maximum one hour Encourage walking out Always take notes Always take notes Always take notes
  16. 16. Good luck

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