Coders have a very specific way of working, it’s called Agile. One family decided to apply it to their lives. What if healthcare.gov had too?
Meet the Feiler-Rottenbergs. They’re like any parents raising two 8-year old daughters, except their family runs on Agile.
What’s Agile? It's a system software engineers use to organize projects. As its manifesto describes it (yes, it has a manifesto), it’s about encouraging collaboration, change and constant improvement. Kind of like what should happen when raising kids.
"This is a very abstract way of talking about families, a systems way, but it is the reality parents face," Bruce Feiler tells Manoush Zomorodi in this week’s New Tech City. Bruce is the author of The Secrets of Happy Families, a book about how he applies Agile and other Silicon Valley workplace techniques to his own family.