Commitments and Quantified Self

I came across a posting on that I thought would be very interesting to those who think about agile principles. In an eight-minute talk with about seven minutes of Q&A, Michael Cohn describes his own experiments with tracking personal commitment and progress.

If you’re like me, when you listen to his talk, you’ll hear “planning meeting,” “commitment,” “daily standup” and “review.” He also talks about the value each of these things has in keeping him on track. I’m not going to do a detailed analysis here, just a recommendation that you might find these an interesting 15 minutes.

Cohn is talking at a personal level, but the things he says make a lot of sense applied to teams, as well.

The talk was just posted today, April 17, on quantified self. It hasn’t generated any comments there yet. If you like what you hear there, please leave them some comments … and if you want to tie your thoughts more closely to agile principles, I’d love to hear from you here as well!


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