Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
Satisfy clients through continuous delivery of valuable products.
Motivate people, grant autonomy and they will do the job.
Changing requirements are a competitive advantage.
Deliver working improvements often, small or large.
Business and Developers must work together. Daily.
The most efficient communication method is face-to-face.
A working product is the primary measure of progress.
Attention to detail and technical mastery make the job easier.
The best products emerge from cross-functional teams.
Regular short meetings reinforce positive behaviors.
Managers spend endless hours to hire qualified and driven individuals. This is important, but it is surprising how little effective it can be.
Individuals do not outperform each other by much more than 10 times. Teams outperform each other more than a thousand times! The self-corrective and collaborative culture that scrum creates are what drives large organizations to succeed. Ignore it and you will too fail, regardless of the quality of the individual talent. Embrace it and you will achieve much more.
In Biology, cells are the units that get the job done.They are what make our bodies work. And they are stable systems. Structuring the rules to govern them is astonishing complicated. And what exactly makes them grow into different sizes, states and functions even harder.
Companies turn out to be very similar. They are complex and adaptive systems, working towards a common goal. But how to govern company cells (teams) into different and better states? You add energy to it, and let it find a new state of equilibrium.