July 14, 2006

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Kent Beck's 3 Golden Values

Kent Beck has an interesting spin on the 3 Golden Rules problem.

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I don't think rules are the answer. Enron had lots more rules than three. I think values can address governance, though. My three would be accountability, responsibility, and mutual benefit. If people express these values in their daily work, that should take care of governance.
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Two questions occured to me from reading Kent's response:

1. Is too many rules worse than none at all?
2. If you put "be" in front of a value, is it a rule? (e.g., "be accountable", "be responsible", "seek mutual benefit"?)

What do you think? Email me with your ideas.
Posted 14 years, 6 months ago on July 14, 2006