My 30th book of the year is one I gave my wife as a Valentine’s Day gift in 2013 and only now got around to reading myself. It is a memoir written jointly by Alice and Staughton Lynd about their involvement in communities promoting peace and justice over the past roughly 60 years. From involvement… Continue reading Stepping Stones: Memoir of a Life Together
I mentioned when I retooled this blog for the new year that in addition to my regular five post per week on what I’m reading, questions I have, leadership, pop culture, and Agile I would also be doing some re-blogging or link-posting to cool things I found and occasional other random posts on stuff that… Continue reading Is it stupid to be an optimist?
With the Major League Baseball All-star game coming up I’ve been thinking about MVPs. But probably not the way you’re thinking of. Instead of wondering who the most valuable player will be for the American and National leagues, I’m thinking about minimum viable products. In the software development world, the concept of a minimum viable… Continue reading Looking for the MVP
In my previous career people used to tell me that once I got started talking about a subject it was hard to get me to stop. If I opened my mouth to explain something that I was passionate about it you could expect that it would take about 25 minutes for me to stop talking… Continue reading Simplicity in life
Having already posted my two-part blog on the Agile principle of simplicity I now find myself in the position of offering my third posting on this topic. And of course the third piece of my two-part blog has me thinking about my favorite four-part trilogy (check it out: http://amzn.to/10lCbUS). Here I want to focus on… Continue reading Simplicity and saying ‘no’
In my last post I began talking about the Agile principle of simplicity (“Simplicity – the art of maximizing the amount of work not done – is essential”) and the approach that salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff advocated for building their software, “fast, simple, and right the first time.” I wrote about the hard work of… Continue reading Simplicity and Agile
Coming off of my ‘sprint in the life’ mini-series of daily blogging for two weeks, I was very tempted to write this next post on the Agile principle of sustainable development (because I can assure you that any longer than two weeks of daily blogging is not sustainable for me). But something I was reading… Continue reading The art of simplicity