DAO inspired options for start-ups and teams developing products in extreme uncertainty
Using developer pride as a measure of quality.
It’s common to align our sprints with calendar weeks. Weekends provide neat breakpoints, but they also pose some challenges.
You wake one day with 10 projects to complete, and 10 people to do the work.
Baking continuous improvement into the Definition of Done.
Vicious cycles and defect infections.
Complex problems and the cost of perfection.
In software development, testing is often considered synonymous with quality but by this point we may already be way off track.
Change requires inspiration and inspiration is fed by exposure.
If we're the seller we can skew the deal our way a little (or a lot), taking more than we deserve or sneaking certain details under the rug.
The perception of progress is not progress.
Building teams of dreamers, doers and incrementalists.
Fighting the passage of time.
The future is certain only in that we know it will be different.
A team’s performance is not a function of the intelligence or individual strengths of its members, but the way that a team interacts.
Success comes when bad ideas are refined and iterated on over and over with grit and tireless dedication.
Fear, responsibility and starting something new.
Regardless of how well we’ve positioned ourselves, the skills and knowledge we have today won’t open the same doors again in 5 years’ time.
Making a habit of assessing and improving the way we get things done.
Short-sighted solutions create long-term problems.