Archive | September, 2012

What’s this about Outsourcing?

We recently released the beta of a new title, Outsource It! A No-Holds-Barred Look at the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Offshoring Tech. Now that’s not so unusual, we release a lot of books on specific technologies, but also books on agile methods, project management, software testing, and so on. Outsourcing isn’t easy, […]

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Geek Reading September 21, 2012

I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my Google Reader feeds. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques. Optimizing Provisioned Throughput in Amazon DynamoDB ( Amazon Web […]

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Beware of Common Sense

When working with organizations in Agile transformations, I help them to do what makes sense. I encourage them to challenge me when they think I am suggesting something that does not make sense. Do what makes Lean-Agile Sense Here is the rub. When I explain what makes sense, I talk in terms of “principle based” […]

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Oddball Empire

I had seen the woman with the duck before, but the one with the Napoleon hat was new to me. I had this awkward feeling of familiarity. This corner of the Internet where people take their metaphors to a whole new level. A Small Nation. This is where creating digital homes is not like building […]

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Geek Reading September 7, 2012

I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my Google Reader feeds. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques. Amazon’s Silk Browser Now Tracking User Behavior For New […]

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Creating Art, Creating Change

I was thinking about the approach an artist might take when creating a granite sculpture. Starting with a block of granite, they assess the material, determine strengths and weaknesses, and consider the best approach to realize their vision for what it is to become. Each stone is unique and plays a part in determining the […]

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