- 12 recommended books by Jurgen Appelo (Blog post by Jurgen Appelo)
- Johanna Rothman's Three Tips for 2013 (Blog post)
- Work Expo (Pdf by Jurgen Appelo)
- The New Economics For Industry, Government & Education (Book summary for the book of Edward Deming)
- 22 Killer Personal Development Resources You’re Missing Out On (Stumble Upon Post)
- Something Happened on the Way to Agile (20-day, email-based mini-program by Gil Broza)
12 recommended books by Jurgen Appelo
A nice list of 12 books read last year by Jurgen Appelo. Some of them are already in my queue now.
Johanna Rothman's Three Tips for 2013
- Make time for reflection and observation
- Avoid personal multitasking. Period.
- Decide what you will learn this year and act to make it happen.
Again a cool idea presented in "the Jurgen Appelo style" - this time about finding the WHY? using a work expo.
The New Economics for Industry, government & eduction
Sources: The New Economics For Industry, Government & Education (Book summary for the book of Edward Deming)
Although some days ago - I found this summary for the book The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education really helpful. During reading Abolish performance appraisals I found Deming's referenced input regarding management really interesting.
22 Killer Personal development resources
A list of 22 applications that help to increase your productivity and foster creativity. Among Stumble Upon and Everynote I found new things like Lumosity and Mindbloom.
Something happened on the way to Agile
I'm on day 16 of this (free) EMail based program by Gil Broza. Topics covered so far:
- Deal with conflict of team members
- How do we get started with TDD?
- Code reviews or inspections in Agile?
- How much unit test coverage is enough?
- How can we effectively engage people from outside the team?
- Release planning meeting
- How should we split stories?
- Where does the user interface designer fit?
- How should we balance the development of features with cross cutting concerns?
- How can we balance project work commitments with ongoing support activities?
- How can we plan for risks?
- What's the value of having a Definition of Done (especially if a team is already doing well)?
- Aren't two-week iterations too short?
- How do we create business value beyond features and dollars?
- How to foster product owner accountability?
- If we commit to delivery dates, how can we allow on-going feedback and changes?