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The Innovation Algorithm at Tesla and SpaceX

Today, many people wonder how Musk companies like Tesla and SpaceX can innovate so fast. Musk and other senior executives however have already shared the secret! It’s a 5-step process they call “The Algorithm.” I’m Peter B. Stevens; this is the Agile Minute, and here’s how it works! (Video and Infographic)

How is your company going to keep up with “Tesla Speed”?

Tesla and SpaceX are out-innovating the competition. How are they doing it? How are you going to catch up? I just spent two days with Joe Justice, the TEDx speaker and pioneer of Extreme Manufacturing, and he shared how they work. Here is a five-minute introduction to how they work

Fact-Driven Retrospectives (FDR)

How to improve your team with one picture and 16 questions. Your task board is a treasure trove of information about how your team works. Mine it for facts and insights in your next retrospective (or even sooner) to improve both the retro itself and its impact. I call this a fact-driven retrospective, and here’s how it works.

Scrum Product Owner Spotter’s Guide

Too many changes or too much work in the sprint? The root cause is often the Product Owner. Use this ‘Spotter’s Guide’ to see what kind of Product Owner you have, what the impact is, and whether your team needs an upgrade!

Where is the Project Manager in Scrum?

“What happened to the role, Project Manager? Don’t we still need one?” I get asked this question over and over. Short answer: The project manager’s duties have been reapportioned in Scrum. Read on to see where they landed, and why.