12 Principles of Agile Adapted – Principle #4

This one is easy and is probably why I started this blog in the first place.

Agile Principle #4 says:

Business people ad developers must work together daily throughout the project.

When my husband and I decided that we wanted to have a baby we nicknamed the trying and all the early days stuff “Project 3.” We used that nickname a lot and sometimes we still reference it (17 years later) with smile. It has been a highly successful project with a long-lasting team.

I’m sure it will come as no surprise that I do manage my family like an agile project. I hold a stand-up with my daughter most mornings over breakfast. She doesn’t know it, but I ask her what will be happening in her day and make sure all our schedules are coordinated for rides or games, etc. On Sundays we have family dinner and we go through a list of stuff we track progress on like college visits or exams or drivers ed – sound like sprint planning to anyone else?

My interpretation of this principle then must be:

Family members must work together daily when they live in the same household.