CP: OK. I have a final question for you now. You’ve done a lot of great things with Scrum Inc. and with Team WIKISPEED and Extreme Manufacturing, everything like that. If you could step in a time machine, go back in time to the very beginning, and tell yourself something that you know now that you wish you knew then, what would that be?
JJ: It would absolutely be the visible impediment list. I would much better track what was preventing me from accelerating, and so I’d be able to get a lot more done every sprint. A little me—back-in-time Joe—would have hit a higher velocity much earlier. Instead of me being thirty-four years old right now running an automotive company and consulting with software and hybrid companies around the world, I might be working from the moon, living in a city of gold, air-dropping vaccines to solve all disease all across the planet.
CP: That’s definitely awesome. Once again, your keynote is For Maximum Awesome, and that’s going to be at the Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference West of 2014. It will be June 1 through June 6. Is there anything else you want to say to the future delegates?
JJ: Yeah, folks, absolutely enroll in the build parties so we get a chance to rock together, hand-in-hand and shoulder-to-shoulder. And I can't wait to see you guys in Las Vegas.
CP: Once again, that was Joe Justice. Thank you so much, Joe.
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Joe Justice is a consultant at Scrum Inc. and inventor of the Extreme Manufacturing project management method. He also is the founder of Team WIKISPEED, an all-Scrum volunteer-based, “green” automotive prototyping company. Joe is a principal thought leader in Scrum, a TEDx speaker, and coach for agile hardware and manufacturing teams worldwide. He consults and coaches teams on implementing Scrum at all organizational levels, both in software and physical manufacturing. Featured in Forbes, on CNNMoney, and on the Discovery Channel, Joe has been widely recognized for his work in reducing time to value in organizations globally and within Team WIKISPEED.