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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 29 2019 6:54 PM UTC +00:00.

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After the success of my two previous agile books - Scrum Mastery and Product Mastery - I have been asked many times when I would write the final book in the "trilogy" and inevitably call it Team Mastery.

Scrum Mastery
Scrum Mastery
Product Mastery
Product Mastery

Well, I have thought about it for a while and something has stopped me. Recently I realised what that was - I didn't think it felt right to write it as a traditional book.

Having recently completed a different kind of "trilogy" - having my third child, I came across an intriguing new product space called milestone cards and it sparked an idea for me. Why not capture the growth of the team in this way? Every time the team hit a milestone of self-management and Team Mastery they can have their photo with a card. 

Inspired by milestone cards for babies
Inspired by milestone cards for babies

The cards would have some theory behind the "achievement" or "development goal" so they could proactively aim for it if they wanted to. Alternatively the cards could simply be there for when that "happy accident" of team growth naturally happened.

Because this is somewhat outside of the norm for publishing, I am going to have to pay for some excellent design skills and bespoke publishing so a kickstarter campaign seemed an ideal way to fund this endeavour.

And it gives my followers the chance to get in early with a limited edition first batch, get a signed copy or even get involved in the creation and get their name in the credits.

The Prototype

I already have a good idea of the kind of things that I am looking to bring out in this book. The high-level ideas of Team Mastery were hinted at in my recent YouTube video when I talked about SQUAD depth.

The book itself is likely to be somewhat different in that it will have perforated pages so that the "cards" can be removed and photographs can be taken with them and/or posted in their team space or used in team meetings. Attached are some early ideas for what they may look like with a very visual "front" and textual "back".

An example of one of the cards fronts
An example of one of the cards fronts
An example of the back of a card
An example of the back of a card

I've partnered with an awesome illustrator and a really cool printing house so I'm sure it's going to be awesome

Print Ninja will be creating the book
Print Ninja will be creating the book

Risks and challenges

The main risk to this project is whether people will like it. Anyone that knows me will know that when I start something, I get it done so completion is not an issue. However, because this is "alternative" there is a risk that what I think is a great idea doesn't land with "the market". However, for "investors" this risk is negligible because I will raise enough to cover the creation costs and those that invest will have the chance to collaborate with me on the content. This should reduce the chances of those paying for the product disliking the result down to a minimum.

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