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Startup Pitfall #2: You CAN be too accessible

Post by Ben Edwards

One of the first things we thought we knew about the way we wanted to employ agile methods* was that our team should nearly always be on-site with the customer or stakeholder to facilitate communication most effectively. With several projects … Continue reading

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Startup Pitfall #1: Top-Heaviness

Post by Ben Edwards

On some level it seems to make sense, when building your startup staff, to want your “generals” in place before you start drafting your soldiers. That way plans can be made, hierarchies established, and processes put in place. But, it … Continue reading

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More on daily meetings

Post by Scott Vlaminck

Jon discusses why he and his team abandoned daily team meetings – a standard practice for many agile teams, particularly those using Scrum or XP. I can definitely sympathize with a couple of his reasons because I’ve had some of … Continue reading

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I love a good home construction/software development metaphor

Post by Ben Edwards

In Construction Metaphor: Collaboration over Contracts Steve Berczuk speaks to his recent experiences with a home renovation project and the parallels it has with managing software projects using agile values. During the past year my wife and I decided to … Continue reading

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The Mythical One-Hour Meeting

Post by Jesse O'Neill-Oine

Jason Fried had a nice post the other day about the true cost of meetings. Many people think that a one hour meeting is just that, a one hour meeting, but they are completely ignoring the fact that a one … Continue reading

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Jason Fried on collaboration and teams

Post by Ben Edwards

Jason Fried recaps a couple of chapters of his excellent Getting Real book in a short presentation at the Collaborative Technologies Conference. Here are the slides (PDF) so you can follow along. Jason gives a little background on the presentation … Continue reading

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