A few weeks ago, Mindtribe gave a talk to a college engineering class on our approach to project planning and execution. The high-level themes of our talk were:
Align on a focused product.
Focus the team on the most important things first.
Seek and incorporate new learnings frequently.
Build less, faster.
The class project–a robot that played a variation of hockey–was to be handed out at the end of the lecture. So, in addition to sharing Mindtribe’s planning approach, and how we applied it to develop Adobe Ink and Slide, we also gave them some concrete ideas for how to apply the principles to a project like the one they were about to receive.
After our talk, we asked if anyone had questions. The professor raised his hand and said, “That was provocative! Does it actually work?!”