lunes, 31 de marzo de 2008
sábado, 29 de marzo de 2008
miércoles, 26 de marzo de 2008
“Success happens not by chance, but because you were given a chance and took advantage of it.” - Kevin Geary
sábado, 22 de marzo de 2008
viernes, 21 de marzo de 2008
viernes, 14 de marzo de 2008
jueves, 13 de marzo de 2008
In most of the process agile / lean related books that I’ve read there seem to be a few common themes:
- Trust people to do the right thing for the company
- Give them freedom and authority to work the way they want to
- Push decisions down the chain as far as possible
- Work in small batches and change things that aren’t working
- Allow those who are capable of leading to lead, no matter what their title or position is
- Put quality checks in place – whether it be test-driven development, or quality checks at each step in an assembly
- Fix problems at the core and stop the line as quickly as possible – in development this would be TDD and automated builds. Once a problem is found, find the root cause and put a test or quality check in place to ensure it doesn’t happen again
- and finally, Trust people to do the right thing for the company
martes, 11 de marzo de 2008
At 37 Signals, Jason reported they are always asking questions to make sure they are doing the right things. Internally, this list of questions includes:
Lesson 5: Question Your Work Regularly
- why are we doing this?
- what problem are we solving?
- is this actually useful?
- are we adding value?
- will this change behavior?
- is there an easier way?
- what's the opportunity cost?
- is it really worth it?
Lesson 13: Make Tiny Decisions
Rather than trying to make major decisions, when possible, Jason encouraged entrepreneurs to break problems down to the atomic level. In web properties, this is especially powerful because they've been able to break features down to the atomic level and then launch them one at a time. This is good because the team can gain momentum and celebrate little launches. However, it's also good because "when you make tiny decisions, you can't make big mistakes."
Lesson 14: Make it Matter
Jason ended his presentation by encouraging the audience to make sure their work was significant. He talked about how meaningful he felt the products they were creating were for individuals. Before opening it up for questions, he said that "everything you do should matter."
sábado, 1 de marzo de 2008