One of my readers asked a question about the Urgent queue and the relative ranking of my ever-growing left hand column. How did I determine what to do, and what was the rank of each?
In this post I am sharing workshop results on how to understand the readiness of the leadership to undertake organizational transformation such as the intentional upgrade of the cultural operating system. It is partly a checklist and partly a diagnostic tool to understand current perceptions.
ExperTelligence introduced IB in 1986. We took it up to neXt to show Steve Jobs – the rest is history. In 1988, Denison Bollay built a much more dynamic interface tool, in which the interface was fully modifiable as the program was running.
Many development shops have made the leap from RCS, Perforce, ClearCase, PVCS, CVS, BitKeeper or SourceSafe to the modern Subversion (SVN) version control system.
Any interface develops in cycles. Someone comes up with a new interface, users start bringing in their feedback — that’s the stage of step-by-step improvements. One has to rework some parts of the functionality and mix in new features gradually, without having people learn from scratch.
Last month InfoQ carried an update on the use of retrospective dialogue sheets. The use of these sheets continues to grow and I continue to receive good feedback.
I previously wrote about my Sublime Text setup. Well, Tuts+ has published a quite nice Sublime Text tutorial showing most of Sublime’s features. Regardless of whether you’re a Sublime Text enthusiast or not, you should definitely take a look at the tutorial.
Mythbusters is enormously popular with technical types, and it's fair to say that it has earned something of a hallowed position in nerd culture. It's certainly a common topic at the water cooler for many in the IT business. So is there something in their approach to busting myths that resonates with modern software development practice?
The post is about how one can create a bubble of a new culture inside of an existing organization. For example, this may be used by a group interested in developing an innovation and learning culture inside a typical bureaucratic organization. This post is a continuation of my earlier post on how to Build Culture Adapters to Avoid Agile Failure.
I'm a big fan of using silent brainstorming in order to generate ideas as individuals before processing those ideas as a group. "Priming" is yet another reason why using silence is important.
An Ubiquitous Language is used in every place and every time inside an organization... or is it?
Story tests are Business Facing Tests used to describe and verify the software delivered as part of a User Story.
When the sound of the ship’s bell blared through the office, all employees immediately got together for a 10-minute celebration. Our people knew that the bell was often a signal for free cake or cookies, which probably contributed to the quick and easy gathering of the entire work force around the coffee machine.
This is the final issue of James Brett‘s 5 Questions. Issue 1 featured Ron Jefferies, Issue 2 featured Ken Schwaber, and Issue 3 featured Mike Cohn. In issue 4 of the five questions series we hear from Alistair Cockburn.