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Vision, Values, Rules & Principles

"Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior.

Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior."

- Dee Hock - founder and former CEO of Visa

FAST Vision

Untethering the human spirit with the workplace

FAST Values

  • Face to face communication (includes/implies co-location)
  • Code Crafting (includes/implies Code Quality and Technical Excellence)
  • Self-organization (includes/implies Trust and Collaboration)
  • Shared Vision (includes/implies Shared Single Purpose and Alignment)

FAST Rules
FAST creates a complex adaptive system via simple rules:

  • Do the right thing (for the release) 
  • Be a team player i.e. be a coach and be coachable
  • Be a T-shaped player (a generalizing specialist)
  • Strive for excellence in your craft

FAST Principles

  • The right people will work on the right stories
  • The right discussions will happen at the right time, with the right people to resolve dependencies and emerge the design
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
  • Work will emerge and get done in the order that it needs to happen