This presentation by Tobias Mayer was given at the Science 'UnSummit' 2010, which took place in Washington DC on Oct 24th & 25th, 2010.
Tobias shares a framework of ideas that, when well understood, allows the creation of processes that organize complex projects within a team. He discusses the core values of courage, trust, congruity, humility, and a sense of service, and then shares the components for high productivity in a fail-fast environment.
1. Empiricism - creating a feedback loop, vs trying to plan everything up front.
2. Self-organization - based on the premise that the people closest to the problem are best able to know the solution to the problem; allowing them to figure it out for themselves.
3. Agility - valuing collaboration vs comprehensive documentation (in which you get exactly what you ask for, not what you want or need).
4. Focus - being able to move each item from concept to complete, without paying overhead to 'context switching' (which is hugely inefficient).
5. Transparency - banishing fear & suspicion.
6. Rhythm & Ritual - guiding you to a state of flow (referencing Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's work on flow).
7. Emergence - the best solutions are not created. Rather, they evolve.
These principles have since been published in Tobias Mayer's book "The People's Scrum: Agile Ideas for Revolutionary Transformation" published in 2013 by Dymaxicon, SF. An excellent way to get a sense of why light structures make for getting hard work done, and the role of emotion, communication, and bravery, you may want to check out a recent blog regarding Tobias' work: https://medium.com/dymaxicon-dynamic-maximum-content/921cda441669.