Three “no brainer” engineering practices for developers

In modern software development there are three development practices that everyone should strive to apply: Automated testing Pair or mob programming TDD, test driven development. After many years of using and researching these practices in the development community there is no longer any question whether these engineering practices bring value or not – they do.…

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The best visual description of a company I’ve ever seen

Can you describe your company this concisely? Back in 2010, I saw Andrew Mason give a talk at Startup School that included a slide that really blew my mind. The slide wasn’t about Groupon (Andrew’s company), it was about Meetup.com. Andrew heard Scott Heiferman (CEO of Meetup.com) describe the initial version of Meetup.com as a matrix of…

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Running in Circles

Agile started off as a set of values. Values are subtle and abstract, so as agile spread, what spread wasn’t the values but the practice of working in cycles. Cycles are easy to explain and easy to copy. People in our industry think they stopped doing waterfall and switched…

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Stitch Fix and the Senate

There was an interesting line of commentary around the news that Stitch Fix, the personalized clothing e-commerce company, was going to IPO: these numbers are incredible! Take this article in TechCrunch as an example (emphasis mine): Stitch Fix has filed to go public, finally revealing the financial guts of the startup which will be a…

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The da Vinci Pause

Leonardo’s Life Hack Last month, Walter Isaacson released his big new biography of Leonardo da Vinci. I haven’t read it yet (though it’s inevitable I will). In the meantime, I listened to Brett McKay’s sharp podcast interview with Isaacson. As the conversation winds down, McKay poses an intriguing question: “[Leonardo] da Vinci lived 500 years…

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Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Marketing Jobs?

Oh the promise of sophisticated analytics and artificial intelligence to automatically send current and potential customers the exact right email at the exact right time to get them to buy more things.I just perused a food delivery service this week and started the signup process before abandoning. The robots dutifully sent me follow-ups with coupons and…

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Consent Decision Making – How to take effective decisions collaboratively

In this series of blogs, I am writing of my experience of practical applications of Sociocracy 3.0 (S3) patterns in teams and organizations. In the first blog, I wrote about My journey of finding and applying Sociocracy 3.0 (S3). There are many cool patterns in S3 that I have been using with great success as…

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