- Kevin Coleman identifies five technologies that will drive a trillion dollars in spending by 2020. Just the Internet of Things and 3D Printing are enough to revolutionize entire industries.
- Jinesh Parekh describes microservices, an emerging architecture model for software development that leverages language-independent API’s. Picture a network of black boxes …
- Bertrand Duperrin decries the triumph of “content” over “information,” and the abandonment of journalism in favor of attracting attention. Clicks rule? Not for the audience!
- Elizabeth Harrin reports the results of her survey on how we use collaboration tools.
- Nick Pisano suggests a framework for better project metrics and indicators, using direct and indirect measurements.
- John Goodpasture summarizes four “big ideas” or movements in product and process quality in a Slideshare presentation.
- Steven Levy introduces a series on “failure plans” with a great example: Bruce Springsteen’s concert sound system.
- Glen Alleman provides an overview of software engineering economics.
- Neil Killick tries to find the common ground between the #NoEstimates advocates and the folks who insist that estimates are needed.
- Johanna Rothman concludes her series on balancing resource efficiency and flow efficiency, with parts 4 and 5.
- Mike Cohn notes that upfront analysis and design is like insurance: the trick is to buy just enough to avoid excess re-work.
- Pankaj Srivastava explains the fundamentals of test-driven development.
- Alena Kuzniatsova shows an online Ishikawa diagram used to facilitate brainstorming in meetings and retrospectives. You might know it as a fishbone diagram or mind map.
- Derek Huether shares a link to the Leankit Lean Business Report Survey. A little benchmarking is a good thing!
- Shim Marom criticizes the way companies in Australia are using temporary work visas to keep labor costs low.
- Kerry Wills proposes a practical manifesto, principles to consider when implementing any methodology.
- Ryan Ogilvie examines an opportunity: actively managing constraints. We manage risks and issues, don’t we?
- Rob England points out that all software eventually becomes a legacy system, and once it does, agility will no longer be a value-add.
Work Isn’t a Place You Go
- Suzanne Lucas suggests some strategies for working with people you dislike.
- Bruce Harpham outlines the process to onboard yourself in five days.
- Michael Girdler recommends we focus on our health, in order to maximize our productivity.
- Art Petty starts a new series on career advice for us over-50 leaders. “How do I detox from my 30-plus years of corporate life and regain my energy, fitness and sense of adventure?”
- Elise Stevens interviews John Hinwood on why we should embrace excellence, rather than perfectionism. Just 27 minutes, safe for work.
- Cornelius Fichtner interviews Dr. Emad Rahim, on the value of becoming a thought leader in project manager. Just 25 minutes, safe for work.