I just read “Slack” by Tom DeMarco, a short book about why “super-efficiency” in knowledge organizations actually stiffles productivity, effectiveness, and agility. I just bought a copy for my partner, Laszlo, too.
My fellow scrummer Deb Hartmann has written a great review of the book:
I tend to lean toward this style of management naturally now, a big departure from the days of trying to impose “pressure and fear” on my group as a leverage mechanism. I believe this management style is a critical requirement for fostering truly self-organizing teams.
scrumdevelopment thread on “Slack”: