It has been quite for some time now on my blog. Sorry for letting you wait – but I needed some break to collect new ideas and process all the impressions I got from the conferences, books and activities in my working environment 😉
Recent books I read (I’m reading) that I can highly recommend.
Tame the flow
|I had the chance to meet Steve on the dare conference – we have exercised some Aikido together and I like his style of presentation a lot. HERBIE – it’s still in my ears.
This book – is amazing. For me it brings a lot of completely new insights about possible ways to:
“Software development is a highly social activity, wherein the patterns of interaction that happen are important factors”
“The key lies in the organizational culture; and organizational culture starts from the head”
Just to give you some examples … and there is so much more in it. Have fun reading it and maybe we can share impressions?
Your network is your net worth
|What a nice book by Porter Gale about how to strengthen your networking activities by focussing on your core values and aligning networking with it.
Scrum and Kanban – making the most of both
with having support tasks, external dependencies and it looks like Scrum isn’t fitting in that situation.
How to run an internal unconference
|Henrik Kniberg – I don’t know when you’re producing all that great stuff. Your description how to run an internal unconference definitely made my day when reading it.
For everyone who is looking for ideas who to organize a session with some more people >20. Fetch this Minibook and update yourself in 2h about the idea and organization of Unconferences.
Next in line
- Abolishing performance appraisals – I started re-reading it
- The Culture Game – Tools for the Agile Manager
- Toyota Kata (thanks to Luis Goncalves for the recommendation)
- Maybe: Monkey Management – but I’m not yet sure about human picture behind it