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Agile or Bust

This article attempts to put together a summary - a coherent basis for a modern-day organization to reassess the full value of its human capital. Businesses that restructure to foster happy and healthy employees always outperform the traditionally dispassionate and inflexible configurations.

Part One: Dark Ages

What does your Agile team look like?

In one possible future, books will be written, and courses will be taught, all trying to intellectualize how it was at all possible for reasonable people to be so beguiled and betrayed by their own emotions as to run any business in the backwards format that we consider normal today.

We will look back in astonishment and horror at the time when unnecessary personal sacrifices that broke up families, and shortened lives by decades were the norm, and we will be grateful that those dark times are in the past. Alas, at the moment of this writing, these times are now.

Industrialized countries possess technological infrastructure that makes 95% of all labour heuristic i.e. requiring a degree of creativity and independent thought, while the continuously dwindling 5% of jobs are algorithmic, where tasks are repetitive and require little ingenuity or individuality. There exist, however, hardly an occupation where task...

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A Tale of Two Scrums

TL;DR Rules and tools are secondary as they emerge to support the organizing principles in a company. The difficulty lies in motivating organizations to arrive at those deeper principles when all we have are the rules. Paradigm Shift

So, which one is the real Scrum? Where do we go looking for the Scrum that we want to find? Is it Scrum.org, Scrum Alliance? Perhaps the volumes of the SBOK(tm) Guide contain the recipe for the "right" Scrum?

Or, maybe the question is stated incorrectly: it's not Scrum, per se, that we want. We want to have a humane and efficient workplace where innovation and passion thrive while delighting the customer by delivering the right product at the right time. We can do this by checking in with the customer as often as possible so that we can make frequent course corrections to align with changing business needs.

In short, we want to be happy and successful. We choose to use evidence based empirical approaches to inform our planning and development.

Still though, all Agile frameworks cannot be equal at bringing forth these objectives. So, to clarify, we are discussing which set of rules (Agile framework) the current set of rules (classical PM) should be replaced with in a way that would bolster the principles characteristic of efficient development. This will, in t...

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