Will Larson (whose new book is lying on my desk at work) writes a welcome long view on the technology career, something we will increasingly need to think about and come to terms with.
Having gone through these myself, it’s good to see this planning framework that is at the same time high level and immediately deployable.
“You want to leverage the full creativity of the team while also making sure you’re all heading in the same direction.”
We can talk about agile strategy all we want but “Doing over Planning” is a more than sufficient summary for anybody who wants to get started.
I’ll trust Artefact Cards when they say they have something that’s better than the Sharpie.
I found this excellent summary of John Boyd’s concepts as they relate to agile.
I’ve always been a product-minded software engineer as is described here (just curious about everything).
I agree that product thinking is a focusing and bridging quality that makes a crucial difference in a team.
My colleague Jiro Minier is featured in the Dahrendorf Foresight Project on European Security with a scenario that is both dystopian and scarily prescient. I read it as a call for more European collaboration and investment.
I’m finding that I really enjoy the role of management for the reasons listed in this piece below and some more even.
This piece by Arthur C. Brooks about professional decline, touching on Hinduism, Buddhism and many many more things is quite something.
Slack says that letting people do a code review as a take-home gives a similar or maybe even better signal when hiring.
“[…] we also wanted to know that these folks were good teammates — that they were concerned with maintainability and documentation, and that they could express themselves with empathy and a mindset towards collective learning.”