Miles Tillinger

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DARK NET, A WILDERNESS WHERE INVISIBLE WORLD WARS ARE FOUGHT AND HACKERS ROAM FREE

<b>I. THE BACK DOOR</b><p>His name is not Opsec, but I will call him that to guard his privacy. In webspace he is known as a grand master of the dark art of …

What's Missing In The Agile Manifesto: Mindset

Is Agile still Agile? That was the intriguing topic for a panel discussion at Agile Europe in Gdansk last week. The panel included Ray Arell (Intel), Hendrik Esser (Ericsson), Steve Holyer (independent Agile coach), Todd Little (IHS) and myself. Among the conclusions: The most important thing in …

Project Management

Agile Baby Steps: A Parable To Help You Get Started

Agile Baby Steps: A Parable To Help You Get Started By Rob Kraft We often hesitate to take the action that shows we are committed to doing something …

How to Hire a Product Manager

My classic post about the role of product management - It’s been a while since I was hiring at a startup, and recruiting at a startup is very …

Blog Archive » 21 ways to hate pair programming

Every time I’ve had the chance to talk in detail with people who hate pair programming (where two developers work jointly on the same task, usually …

An operating model for company-wide agile development

Organizations are succeeding with agile software and product development in discrete projects and teams. To do so in multiple business units and …

Big IT rising

An overview of Lean, Agile and DevOps<p>New Ways of Working<p>The lunch of big corporate IT is being stolen by smaller, nimbler companies. Big IT, with its …

Project Management

HBR's Embrace Of Agile

The article, “Embracing Agile,” in the current issue of <i>Harvard Business Review</i> by Darrell K. Rigby, Jeff Sutherland and Hirotaka Takeuchi is a landmark in the history of management, not just the history of Agile and its major variant, Scrum.<p>In 2011, I wrote: “If there was a Nobel Prize for …

Project Management

Three process architecture principles | This view of service management...

<b>My experience with process architecture principles</b><p>Over the years, my advice to clients seeking to improve how they work has been underpinned by a set …

Project Management

Slackwolf

Slackwolf is a bot for Slack. After inviting the bot to a channel, you can play the timeless game of Werewolf (also called Mafia).<p>Roles<p>Slackwolf …

Kelly Slater Just Built A Perfect Artificial Wave -- And It May Save Surfing

But he won't reveal where this "freak of technology" is.<p>The surfing world is abuzz after world champion Kelly Slater casually took to Instagram on Friday to unveil what he says is, without a doubt, the "best man-made wave ever made."<p>"It's a freak of technology," Slater said of the wave.<p>The wave …

12-Factor Apps in Plain English

Popular platform-as-a-service provider Heroku (now a subsidiary of Salesforce…fancy that…) maintains a manifesto of sorts called The Twelve-Factor …

The Twelve-Factor App

In the modern era, software is commonly delivered as a service: called <i>web apps</i>, or <i>software-as-a-service</i>. The twelve-factor app is a methodology for …

Microservices

The Seven Stages of Expertise in Software Engineering

Meilir Page-Jones<p>© Copyright 1998, Wayland Systems Inc. All rights reserved.<p>(In this article, an indefinite “he” means “he or she”.)<p>For almost two …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

Time Management

10 Characteristics of High-Performing Teams

Most members of high-performing teams report that it's fun and satisfying to work on collaborative teams because they are asked to contribute at their highest potential and they learn a lot along the way. Characteristics of high-performing teams include the following:<p>People have solid and deep …

2015 SURFER Poll: Best Shorts

The nominees for this year’s <i>Best Short</i> are short on time, but not much else. You’ll see the givens from the main players: The Gudangs go big when …

The Design Sprint — GV

The sprint gives teams a shortcut to learning without building and launching.<p>The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business …

Design

The Agile Marketing Framework RealtimeBoard Used to Acquire 675k Signups

The growing popularity of “growth hacking” has resulted in a lot of young startups that <b>know a lot about hacks</b> that give you quick wins, but <b>cannot</b> …

7 Things I’ve Learned About Lean Startup

I’m an early adopter of Lean Startup. Ever since Eric Ries starting writing about his thoughts on the Startup Lessons Learned Blog, I was hooked.<p>I …

Product Management

Getting Empirical about Refactoring

Refactoring has been around for ages, and most programmers at least pay lip service to it. In my experience, people approach refactoring in one of …

Handling Conflict on Agile Teams: What to Do When a Team Member Complains

You've probably seen it on Agile teams: conflict seething just below the surface. Barely disguised disregard, sidelong glances, rolling eyes, words …

Productive Pair Programming

The title of this post is redundant, <b>pair programming is</b> already a <b>productivity technique</b>. That's my understanding or pair programming not just two …

Evolutionary Design

What is agile's most valuable practice?<p>It's called Evolutionary Design.<p>No other practice does a better job of managing risks in software …

Agile Performance Appraisals

<i>Karen Greaves partners with Samantha Laing at Growing Agile and focus on helping teams improve the way they work using agile techniques.</i>For some …