Amr Elssamadisy, founder of Agile Culture New York and author of the book Agile Adoption Patterns, shares his thoughts on why safety is essential to Agile success. We know that learning is essential for successful agility, and teams learn best through failure – but failure is inherently unsafe. The key to success is in making things safe. Without safety you cannot learn effectively from failure.
Dan Mezick, author of the book The Culture Game, shares his insights on engagement as the fuel of successful and lasting Agile adoptions. Pulling examples from Open Spaces and the computer gaming industry, Dan explains how they both implement four basic rules: have a clear goal, a clear set of rules, a good feedback system, and support an opt-in participation strategy.
Brandon Carlson discusses his Agile journey, measurement and some code metrics tools he is working on. He also shares his views on professionalism and the importance of not fearing your customers.
Eric Steven Raymond, in an interview at the Agile Culture Conference, talks about the hacking culture and some of the lessons the Agile community could learn from open source development.
Jim & Michele discuss designing culture and making really true teams that have collaborative intimacy and solving really hard problems with great teams. Building on their 16 years research, experiments and working with teams they talk about how their approach can build environments of hyper-productivity and joy in work.
Traci Fenton shares some tips for creating greater freedom and teamwork including the "power question", "happiness buckets", "church of fail", and more. This interview was recorded at CultureCon 2012 organized by Agile Boston and is intended primarily for a business audience but has lots of inspiring tips for the rest of us.
Dave Logan, in an interview at the Agile Culture Conference, talks about the importance of core values and how to identify then as well as the five stages of tribal leadership.