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Everything I've Ever Learned, I Learned from Failure



Robert Myers talks about the role played by failure in Agile development, sharing a number of Lean and Agile practices helping to embrace failure and showing how to interpret the feedback received.


Robert Myers has more than 25 years of professional experience on software development teams, having consulted for leading companies in aerospace, government, medical, software, and financial sectors. He has trained and coached teams in XP and Scrum since 1999. Rob now continues these activities as Agile Coach at He blogs occasionally at

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Apr 07, 2011

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  • agile or spiritual?

    by Ritesh Man Tamrakar,

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    Is this talk agile or spiritual?

    One quote i liked from the talk is "No man is a failure who is enjoying life." - William Feather

    Does that mean agile team likes failure? or it is okay to be agile if you enjoy the outcome of failure :)

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