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Oarsmen: The Image of a Performing Team

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What does teamwork look like? If you are unsure take a moment, sit by a river and wait. You’ll soon see. Oarsmen They rowed early through the morning mist Barbarians in silence except for the muffled beat of wood on rollick and with each stroke their oars lifted in perfect rows to catch the water and pull through then surfaced …

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Story: Using the Patterns of Myths and Legends to Build Better Systems

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The current fashion of eliciting software requirements by collecting user stories is pathetically superficial. The educated use of stories has a much deeper purpose in systems engineering, and that is to reveal the fundamental principles that drive successful systems development. The story patterns of myth and legend hold eternal wisdom known since the fall of man into the field of …

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