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E. Carter, M. HurstAgile Machine Learninghttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5107-2_5

5. Motivated Individuals

Eric Carter1  and Matthew Hurst2
(1)
Kirkland, WA, USA
(2)
Seattle, WA, USA
 

Build projects around motivated individuals . Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done. —agilemanifesto.org/principles

Early in the history of Bing’s local search product, we had a much more primitive conflation/merge engine that was costly to maintain and produced mediocre results. Several individuals that worked with that conflation engine day in and day out felt there was a better way to do conflation. The existing conflation system had become a bug farm and required a lot of work to ...

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