According to a recent HP poster, these were the rules in Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard's famous garage:
Believe you can change the world.Work quickly, keep the tools unlocked, work whenever.Know when to work alone and when to work together.Share tools, ideas. Trust your colleagues.No Politics. No bureaucracy. (These are ridiculous in a garage).The customer defines a job well done.Radical ideas are not bad ideas.Invent different ways of working.Make a contribution every day. If it doesn’t contribute, it doesn’t leave the garage.Believe that together we can do anything.Invent.
Curiously, it sounds like something the agile guys might have written (had they not written the manifesto). I prefer this wording because of its greater applicability and more dynamic presentation.
Shouldn't that be "Hewlett"?
Thanks for posting this, I'd not seen it elsewhere. Do you have a source? I'm working on an "agile reference index card" project (see http://agileinaflash.com), and this might make a good candidate for inclusion.
@Jeff L. You're welcome. Here is a link to a PDF of HP's ad listing the rules.
I love the HP Garage poster. the last one there 'Invent' has been their brand tagline for a long time. The story by itself is inspiring!
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