From: The Wall Street Journal (edited)
In 1983, Jeff Sutherland saw how dysfunctional software development was. Companies followed the Waterfall Model in which ideas flowed from the top to the bottom.
So he designed an Agile Management System in which ideas would also percolate up from the bottom.
It worked so parents started taking the idea home with them.
The Starr family was exhausted by the earsplitting environment of their home.
Eleanor Starr: "I was trying the whole 'love them and everything will work out' philosophy but it wasn't working. I finally said, 'I can't take this any more.' "
So they started using the Agile Management program from husband David's work in which teams hold daily progress sessions and weekly reviews.
"The meetings transformed our relationships with our kids—and each other. And they took up less than 20 minutes a week."