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Interruption “Fund” In Scrum

About a year ago I started building a new team at DocuSign.  I hired a few engineers, teamed up with a product manager and started building a portfolio of products that were all designed to plug DocuSign into leading business ecosystems. I am a big fan of agile project management.  As I evangelize DocuSign technology in addition to managing a dev team I always need a clear answer to where the team stands and what we need to do to get the product shipped.  Overall the personnel and the method worked out really well we shipped on average 1-2 new products or new versions of products every month.  Now the success is catching up to us.  Several thousand customers have deployed our products and they are starting to use it for business critical needs.  What this means is that now folks are encountering new configurations and new use cases and the issues get escalated to my engineering team through support and sales staff. Every purist who is saying: “you should have had better documen

Live Blog from TechCrunch Disrupt

10:54AM Just listened to Cory Booker’s great presentation.  Very powerful messages such as how do we disrupt our politics and actually make them work for the people.  How to use social media to show the human side of politics and rightfully calling Mark Zuckerberg a modern american hero for creating the platform that allows us all to connect.    He wraps up his session with a great Lincoln's quote: everyone is born original but sadly dies a copy" 11:42AM Another panel and they are talking about education.  How do you disrupt the higher education?  Some ideas: the best teachers are not the best researchers.