Monday, 2 August 2010

Weekly agile links 2nd - 7th August 2010

Looks like being in India does not mean articles are getting fewer. Due to jet lag and food lag I am only able schedule the publishing on Sunday so hopefully (if I calculated zones correctly) it will be available at some point on Monday,

I hope you find something useful - Happy reading!

Leading from behind A short one, more like advice.. similar idea to training from the back of the room.

We’re not Japanese and we don’t build cars I couldn't help citing Konosuke Matsushita: “We are going to win and the industrial west is going to lose: there’s nothing much you can do about it, because the reasons for your failure are within yourselves. Your firms are built on the Taylor model; even worse, so are your heads. For you, the essence of management is getting the ideas out of the heads of the bosses and into the hands of labour. We are beyond the Taylor model.”. Read this article - and try to understand it.

Building Trust on Agile Teams by Rachel Davis - useful thoughts on building trust - again a mention of Patrick Lencioni's excellent book

The economics of value and localism Another article by professor John Seddon. I wish more people who make public sector decisions read & understand it.

The System Behind the behaviour I love these kind of stories .. this time it is by Ester Derby and published in Better Software

5 CMMI misconceptions in the agile community Assumptions, misconceptions.. they usually are at the bottom of every conflict.. Looks interesting though not sure how relevant is CMMI in todays world.

Stop starting and start finishing Jason Yip gives some tips on how to start doing large and complicated tasks.

Forget Brainstorming I have recently said that in front of a friend and he questioned why? I think Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman give far better answer than I did.. I just happened to have experienced great results with a modification of the traditional brainstorming. This article goes further than that- very interesting read.

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