A Coggle Diagram about Guiding Principles (We welcome curiosity and open discussion, Put trust in finished production ready code, Embrace lightweight and efficient processes to enable communication, coordination and scale, • We each come to work committed, collaborative, and assuming positive intent, We believe we live in a moment of opportunity and take action accordingly, We put the product and customer first, team second and the individual will be fine, We see success and setbacks as equal opportunities and we learn from both, Quality is uncompromisable, Our relationships are strengthened through effective conflict by skillful means, We engage in active listening to ensure trust, understanding and collaboration, Commitments of any size are sacred, We communicate effectively and efficiently, we recognize that time is our most presource resource, Our environment attracts the world’s best ed tech experts and Our value created far exceeds the sum of our individual contributions), Values (• Trust – Forms the basis of our world view, • Collaboration – Allows us to change the world, • Innovation – With a healthy perspective on the past allows us to innovate with impact, • Results – Carrying out our commitments large and small forms the foundation of trust, • Quality – Elegance is our calling card both in how we build solutions and how our users experience them, • Adaptability – We embrace an ever-changing world and work in short iterations so that if the world changes we can planfully acomodate the change and • Nice – We respect each other and come to work to have fun), Our notes so far, Team Values (Technical Excellence, Continuous Improvement ?, Teamwork, Innovation ? and Transparency ?), Matt's Ideas (Never be the smartest person in the room., plan before acting but act to help you plan and excellence in how we build, deploy, run and monitor the application is as important as features) and At the core of our software engineering culture has to be accountability and self-direction. In other words, we need everyone’s wisdom and we need to hear it. If we see a problem, raise a problem. If as a team you do not feel right about your backlog, let's talk it through. It is your voice and your insights that make our plans real. And please trust me when I say MHE is a place where we can raise concerns and problem solve together.