Agile Programming – For Your Family

TEDStumbled across this TED talk today. The presenter seems mostly inspired by Scrum, but tells a good story and this is worth the investment in watching.

Key points on how he applys Agile to parenting:

  1. Adapt all the time, be flexible, open-minded and let the best ideas win
  2. Empower your children
  3. Tell your story, preserve the core

I think however, the best line is near the end where he talks about happiness (something that applies in the workplace as well as the home):

“Happiness is not something we find, it’s something we make… Greatness is not a matter of circumstance. It’s a matter of choice. You don’t need some grand plan. You don’t need a waterfall. You just need to take small steps, accumulate small wins, keep reaching for that green stick. In the end, this may be the greatest lesson of all. What’s the secret to a happy family? Try.”


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