Alcor is one of the stars Galileo Galilei observed with his telescope in the attempt to prove Earth orbits the Sun. Despite the correctness of his intuition, he couldn’t achieve the proof he wanted.
Yet critical thinking and observations triggered the “scientific revolution” in Renaissance period and still are (or should be) the cornerstone of modern science.
However, Galileo Galilei wasn’t a loner in his study. He was part of a community of researchers joining their forces for finding the truth about the Universe.
They adopted a method based on detailed observation of reality via experimentation, sharing discoveries among them. As a result they evolved a knowledge base considered still valid today.
Our training and our book “Agile Technical Practices Distilled” are merely the outcome of our passion.
We believe that applying Galileo’s methodology to socio-technical teams enables more effective (and engaging) ways to work.
We consider Lean, Agile, XP and other methodologies just as tools functional to a goal. No dogmas.
Certainly, there is no silver bullet in knowledge work.
But you can create healthy environments where trust, motivation and meaningful conversations enable a continuous learning culture.
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime."
Sharing knowledge is key for building a common mindset in collaborative knowledge work.
Understanding the principles we describe in our publication has a tremendous impact to find consensus in teams effectively.
In fact, our book is the training's reference manual and will be provided in digital form to all praticipants.
Sharing knowledge, understanding and ideas has been the real enabling point for the holistic progress of human civilization.
That’s why we think that knowledge is one of the most precious collective things we have as social beings.
So, foster it, share it and expand it with new ideas. It’s one of the highest purposes we can think of.
Being able to genuinely enjoy this process of appreciating and sharing immaterial things is what makes the real difference in software development, in organizations and in life."
Agile Technical Practices Distilled