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RE: [scrumdevelopment] Command and Control

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  • mike.dwyer1@comcast.net
    Drive here there and tell her you will pick her up. (two daughters, no hair left) 8^) -- Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after
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      Drive here there and tell her you' will pick her up.  (two daughters, no hair left)  8^)
      Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. ~Walter Elliott, The Spiritual Life

      The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. ~Author Unknown
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      From: "Ken Schwaber" <ken.schwaber@...>

      The problem is habit. The managers have had thirty years of beatings that they are responsible for the success of the project. Even if they get the idea of self-managing teams, they still reserve the right to intervene if it looks like things might be going bad. It is very, very hard training to overcome. The analogy is that you have a teen age daughter that is going over to a friend�s house to study, at 10pm at night. However, she is dressed very differently than needed for study, is made up, and perfume is in the air. What do you do?



      From: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com [mailto:scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Thiago Arrais
      Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 7:47 AM
      To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] Command and Control


      On 3/20/06, David H. <dmalloc@...> wrote:
      >  Sometimes, rarely, but sometimes, one exceptional brain is better than one
      >  thousand brains. That even applies to software development in my humble opinion.

      The problem lies in finding one of that brains. It turns out that they
      are extremely rare and, like most rare things, very expensive. So,
      unless we consider ourselves extremely lucky, we'll be better off
      sticking to a fair amount of average brains.


      Thiago Arrais
      Mergulhando no Caos - http://thiagoarrais.blogspot.com
      Pensamentos, id�ias e devaneios sobre desenvolvimento de software e
      tecnologia em geral

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