- My favourite link this month is Kent Beck’s lecture, Software G-Forces: The Effects of Acceleration (90 minutes). The eXtreme Programming founder lays out a scale of software release frequencies: annually, quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily, hourly. He shows where on this scale the software industry is now and the direction it is moving. He shows that moving from one mark on this scale to the next involves a non-trivial organizatioal change, parting with some practices (and sometimes, whole departments) and instituting new ones. Suppose you deliver at a certain frequency and have your software development process all figured out. Now, if you had to deliver twice as frequently, do you still have it figured out?
- From Lean-Kanban Benelux 2011 conference:
- David J. Anderson’s keynote, Kanban: When Is It Not Appropriate?
- Presentations by Bob Marshall and Grant Rule: Rightshifting Explained and Realizing Value. The two presentations introduce the Marshall Model, the four mindsets, the symptoms and treatments – recipes for the transition to the next mindset.
- Links to all other materials have been posted on 14principles.com
- Organizers have also posted videos of all talks
- Dee Hock’s article, The Chaordic Organization: out of Control and into Order. This article introduced the term chaordic. It explains what it means, gives one example of a chaordic organization and explains the principles on which it was built.
- David J. Anderson’s article, Understanding the Process of Knowledge Discovery. I heard earlier that some Kanban gurus started shunning the term value stream mapping, considering it to be manufacturing baggage and not the best fit for knowledge work. But I didn’t figure out what to replace it with. This article provides the answer. Knowledge discovery process is more than a terminology change. The emphasis shifts from work centers, assembly and part-retrieval steps to identifying dominant activities. The state transitions represent changes in dominant activities instead of handoffs between individuals or work centers.
- @eegrove it's among the options in my development backlog. / @can_test 9 hours ago
- RT @jasongorman: We do Agile, but pragmatically #FiveWordTechHorrors 18 hours ago
- RT @utahkay: It's done, just needs testing #FiveWordTechHorrors 18 hours ago
- switching from #scrum to #kanban #FiveWordTechHorrors 18 hours ago
- (A five-words camel-case identifier. The word "entity" occurs twice.) #FiveWordTechHorrors 18 hours ago
- Schedule for October and November 2013
- Working Effectively with a Performance-Testing Bottleneck
- The Continuous Improvement Likbez
- Debunking the 10,000-Hours-of-Practice Theory
- Something I Learned by Studying Misic as a Kid
- The Seven (or More) Meanings of Kanban
- Shew-Ha-Ri: a Three-Level Model for Dealing with Variation
- On the Practically Useful Properties of the Weibull Distribution
- How to Match to Weibull Distribution in Excel