Mark Andrew

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Explainer: What is the Kanban system and how to get started with a Kanban board

We explain the basic principles of Kanban, introduce the Kanban board and look at Kanban vs Scrum<p>Managers may breathily whisper the word 'Kanban' to …

At $65, The Misen Chef's Knife is the Holy Grail of Knives

I'm not supposed to be writing this week. I have much too much to think about with my book just released and a tour coming up, but I was so excited about this that I couldn't *not* write about it.<p>A few days ago, I got a knife in the mail. This, in itself, is nothing unusual. People send me new …

Kombo Fish Tool

Safety is in so much more than the physical design of the tool. We focused on building safety into how the Kombo Fish Tool is used.<p>Elements like a …

Thermoplastic

Mary Meeker's 2015 Internet Trends (Slides)

In the 20 years since the Netscape IPO, 39 percent of the world's population came online, up from .06 percent.<p>Two decades after 1995, the year of the Netscape IPO, the Internet population has exploded in size, it’s much more mobile, and it’s increasingly driven by user-created content and flexible …

The Best Bushcraft Blades of 2017

<i>Last Updated November 2017: We’ve added new picks and insights. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Editor’s Choice: Spyderco Bushcraft<p>Spyderco …

Bushcraft

The Last Oil Filter You’ll Ever Have To Buy

The Hubb Lifetime Oil Filter solves a problem as old as automobiles themselves, and it’ll save you money, too.<p>Strapped to the bottom of your car like a colostomy bag full of dinosaur goo, oil filters are disgusting. Worse? They’re biohazards. Because they’re disposable, Americans go through …

More On Why Managers Hate Agile

Yesterday brought bad news for Agile-haters and those, like former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, who sneer at “firms with names like pieces of fruit.” Apple posted the biggest quarterly profit in history, with a net profit of $18 billion in the quarter, handily exceeding the previous records of $16.2 …

Innovation

Get Ready For The Real Story Behind Disney’s $1 Billion Attempt To Reinvent Its Iconic Theme Park

Innovation is messy, even in the Magic Kingdom.<p><i>The complete story is now available – Read The Messy Business Of Reinventing Happiness</i><p>Since as early as 2007, Disney has been working on MyMagic+, an innovative project to reinvent the experience at its iconic Disney World park. The company invested …

Making the Most of BDD, Part 1

Hi, I’m Mary-Anne. I’m a senior Ruby developer here at Envato. One of the things that I love about my job is that it gives me the opportunity to use …

Everyone has 1 wish per sprint, then the squad's Secret Angel tries to fulfil 1 of them, in secret @thoughtworks_cn http://t.co/tj9c2rTgWb

Epic status

Greater visibility to stakeholders: it can be an ongoing battle. Even when they’re au fait with the vagaries of ‘when we finish this we’ll start on …

Scrum Scaled for Large Projects and Organizational Initiatives

Jeff Sutherland and I have helped hundreds of organizations scale their projects, enable their entire product development, and thread Scrum through …

The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design

Responsive design has to go beyond optimizing for different screen sizes, write Code and Theory’s Dan Gardner and Mike Treff.<p>Responsive design, which allows designers and developers to build websites that adapt to every screen size, is one of the most empowering web tools to be adopted in the last …

One Experimental Possibility: Self-Organization from Component Teams to Feature Teams - Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant

If you are organized as platform team, middleware, and front-end teams, you have a component team organization. That made sense at one point in your …

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

“No one should spend their lives on meaningless work.”<p>This was the first sentence I underlined in the latest book by Scrum co-creator, Jeff …

Dr. Max on Twitter: "Useful diagram combining design thinking + lean-start-up + agile for #innovation http://t.co/wkGztpo9jT"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>MaxMckeown</b><p>RT @<b>MaxMckeown</b>: Useful diagram combining design thinking + lean-start-up + agile for …

Building Effective Teams

(This article originally appeared on Gantthead.com)<p><i>“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”</i> Plato, Greek philosopher and writer, …

Shu Ha Ri

image: shu-ha-ri.gifalias: Shu-level<br>See also the video FAQ Agile FAQVid Shu Ha Ri (discussion: Re: Vid of Alistair describing Shu Ha Ri), and see how …

Project Management

Five Agile Challenges for Distributed Teams

I recently had an opportunity to co-lead a session for Agile Charleston, a self-organized, local group focused on evangelizing agile software …

My startup failed, and this is what it feels like…

We had users and traction, then we fell off a cliff. My 4 year emotional rollercoaster just came to an end.<p>Foreword<p>Over 90% of tech startups fail, …

Might Google’s Skybox acquisition have something to do with self-driving cars?

Google said today that it will spend $500 million in cash to acquire Skybox Imaging, which produces high-resolution images with its own satellite.<p>In a release, Google says Skybox’s satellites “will help keep Google Maps accurate with up-to-date imagery” in the short-term. And in the future, …

Autonomous Cars

Ideo Releases A New Photoshop For Interaction Design

The design agency offers an improved version of Origami, the open-source UX prototyping tool Facebook released earlier this year.<p>A few months ago, Facebook released a bit of open-source code called Origami, which lets designers create and test user interfaces without any coding.<p>Now, Ideo has …

Product Strategy in an Agile World | Silicon Valley Product Group

Recently I spoke with a team of very frustrated Scrum engineers. They were frustrated because they felt like all they were doing for the past year …

Stakeholder Management | Silicon Valley Product Group

I’m not sure why I haven’t written specifically on this topic before because it comes up as an issue with so many teams. For many product managers, …

Product Management

Product Market Fit | Silicon Valley Product Group

In earlier articles I’ve discussed various aspects of Minimum Viable Product (which I like to refer to as MVP Tests to avoid any confusion with an …

Product Management

The Planning Game - An Estimation Method for Agile Teams

The Planning Game [PDF] – printable reference.<p>Purpose: estimate the effort for User Stories (Product Backlog Items, Value Drivers)<p>Prerequisites: all …