How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity | My reading

The Harvard Business Review of this month is a must read for everybody who would like to understand how a Scrum team works. In “How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity” (p. 65) Ed Catmull describes the principles how the organize the work of their extreme creative people. They do have Dailys, they do trust their team. They do believe that “the view that good ideas are rarer and more valuable than good people is rooted in a misconception of creativity”

A stunning sentence was the clear statement:

If you give a good idea to mediocre team, they´ll screw it up. But if you give a mediocre idea to a great team they´ll make it work.

More tomorrow.

2 responses to “How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity | My reading

  1. Hmm, the article stated several times that John, Andrew, Lee, and Joe saved Toy Story 2. Looks like they still need heroes, despite of the Dailies, the open communications, and so on.

  2. Pingback: Looks like the still need heros … « Scrum 4 You

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