Delivering Value With The Kids

“Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.”
1st principle, Agile Manifesto

No, I’m not selling the kids to the circus…yet. Actually, my wife is out of town, so I get the kids for the weekend. Aside from making it the usual “Dad weekend” with all the pizza and cake you can eat, I’ve been trying to think of some ways to share this whole “delivering value” lesson with them. Here are a few ideas I’ve come up with:

  1. Teach the children to cheat on their math homework using the Ruby interpreter
  2. Teach kids to play blackjack or 5 card stud
  3. Take kids to the horse races and show them how to place a bet
  4. Have them make my stock picks – if the numbers are up, they get desert

They are going to have a blast! I’m just getting started. It’s going to be  great weekend!

Of course what I’m doing is playing with the idea of value. Are there bad values? Is there value that we deliver that has a negative effect on our customers? How does that affect our ability to deliver?

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