A few days ago, Josef Dietl was in Potsdam to lecture in the context of the software technologies II lecture at Hasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI). He spoke about “Project Kick-Off: Development Process & Collaboration Infrastructure”. The lecture was made such that the students were informed about the concrete environment of their project as well as sustainably motivated, and Josef Dietl executed brilliantly on both: In the following 1 hour lab session, one of the student groups for the first time completed the entire product backlog plus one more requirement they had identified themselves. This time, the aha-experience was not with the students… So we literally offered a lesson on one of the core topics of BrillianTeams, the importance of motivation in software development.
The HPI has published videos of the lecture here.