Is it possible to adopt parts of Maverick style management but not
This brings up some issues. First let me contrast this to a common
topic, can you adopt parts of XP and gain /most/ of the benefits?
I have found that most people adopt TDD and continuous builds, throw
in some code coverage, use some type of standup meeting, and call it
The reason I bring up XP is that TDD has been identified by many as
the major contribution of XP.
So, to answer this question about Maverick style businesses, are
there some /parts/ that can be identified as the major contributors?
I think the major contributors are:
1) Company-wide knowledge of salaries.
2) Team based review process.
3) Team based hiring process.
What /parts/ do you think are the major contributors?
If items 1-3 are a subset of the complete Maverick style of business,
what are the other items that make up a Maverick style business?