Stupid human tricks for Agile                                   behavioral therapy for software makersSunday, September 16...
People make softwareSunday, September 16, 2012
Never say “resources” when you mean “people”Sunday, September 16, 2012
Take blame                             Say, “I was wrong. You were right.”Sunday, September 16, 2012
Assume competence                             Notice what people do                                 Ask dumb questions    ...
Eat together once in a whileSunday, September 16, 2012
Flat teams workSunday, September 16, 2012
You are not in charge                             People define their own roles; be explicitSunday, September 16, 2012
Multitasking is a jokeSunday, September 16, 2012
Wear giant headphones                             Train people not to interrupt you                                       ...
Don’t check your email                             Learn to live with unread emailSunday, September 16, 2012
Meetings                    sap your will to liveSunday, September 16, 2012
Write an agenda                               Ask for an agenda                                         DeclineSunday, Sep...
Be on time                                           Start on time                             Don’t recap for latecomersS...
Make all meetings optional and maximum one hour                                                    Encourage walking out  ...
Good luckSunday, September 16, 2012
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Stupid human tricks for agile

  1. 1. Stupid human tricks for Agile behavioral therapy for software makersSunday, September 16, 2012
  2. 2. People make softwareSunday, September 16, 2012
  3. 3. Never say “resources” when you mean “people”Sunday, September 16, 2012
  4. 4. Take blame Say, “I was wrong. You were right.”Sunday, September 16, 2012
  5. 5. Assume competence Notice what people do Ask dumb questions Ask for helpSunday, September 16, 2012
  6. 6. Eat together once in a whileSunday, September 16, 2012
  7. 7. Flat teams workSunday, September 16, 2012
  8. 8. You are not in charge People define their own roles; be explicitSunday, September 16, 2012
  9. 9. Multitasking is a jokeSunday, September 16, 2012
  10. 10. Wear giant headphones Train people not to interrupt you Group chat is goodSunday, September 16, 2012
  11. 11. Don’t check your email Learn to live with unread emailSunday, September 16, 2012
  12. 12. Meetings sap your will to liveSunday, September 16, 2012
  13. 13. Write an agenda Ask for an agenda DeclineSunday, September 16, 2012
  14. 14. Be on time Start on time Don’t recap for latecomersSunday, September 16, 2012
  15. 15. Make all meetings optional and maximum one hour Encourage walking out Always take notesSunday, September 16, 2012
  16. 16. Good luckSunday, September 16, 2012

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