- Performance management for agile people (Blog post by Tech Well)
- Hyperproductive metrics (Webinar by Jeff Sutherland)
- Discovered Zemanta, Spring Pad and GetPocket
- Software in 30 Days: How Agile Managers Beat the Odds, Delight Their Customers, And Leave Competitors In the Dust
- Started reading of Abolishing Performance Appraisals: Why They Backfire and What to Do Instead
Performance management for agile people
This blog post offers nice overview about the background of performance appraisals in agile environments. Beside a rough overview the provided links are really helpful
This week I joined a nice 1h Webinar by Jeff Sutherland regarding hyperproductive metrics. You can already get a good overview by the existing material Scrum Metrics for hyperproductive teams. In addition you can read my webinar notes.
Zemanta, Spring Pad and GetPocket
Reading about some ways to get more productive I found the following three helpful tools.
- Zemanta - is now connected with my Blogger and is a fancy software to help during the blog post creation. It suggests links to related articles, pictures and provides in text links.
- Spring Pad - a nice software to organize various readings and thoughts
- GetPocket - specialed tiny software to put things to read next in your "pocket"
Software in 30 days
Inspired by Ken Schwaber's keynote I ordered and read this book immediately. For me a must read to have input for your management to understand Scrum and where the journey starts and goes.
Abolishing performance appraisals
Again a search hit by hub connection of many previous reads about agile and performance appraisal systems (see also my previous blog post).
After having read the first chapters - I can only say - WOW. What a ground braking book. Providing a lot of well structured background information about the system assumptions and why it's not working for complex systems - so far a long needed input for analyzing next steps.
This is a gift for your next day (thanks to Jeff Sutherland for sharing it AND Louie Schwartzberg for creating it)