Quote of the Week

Posted in: Quotable Quotes

Another purpose of measuring capacity is to improve throughput. If you plan for less than your capacity, you get less done than you could have. If you plan for more than your capacity, you get less done than you could have.

- Kent Beck
(original signatory of the Agile Manifesto)

The Cult(ure) of Netflix

Posted in: Consulting & Entrepreneurship, Effecting Change, Software Development Team Leadership

Great document, in slide format, that is purportedly an internal document from Netflix that defines their company culture.

There are a lot of big ideas contained within, and many are not widely accepted as the norm, so no doubt this document will spark a lot of debate. However, debate is a good thing, because at least people are thinking.

Culture
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Quote of the Week

Posted in: Quotable Quotes

Be brilliant.

Brilliant people get to do whatever they want.

- Peter Shankman (@skydiver on Twitter)

O.C. the Rodney Dangerfield of LinkedIn?

Posted in: Social Networking

… LinkedIn, the business-oriented social networking site, groups Orange County not just with Los Angeles but Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, under the umbrella of “Greater Los Angeles.”

A group of Orange County business people recently hollered, “Enough!” … 2,500 have joined the We Are Orange County group on LinkedIn to persuade LinkedIn to use Orange County as a member geographic designation.

Read more in this OC Register Article.

Agile Open California – SoCal Gathering in September

Posted in: Software Development Team Leadership

Agile Open California is a coalition of agile practitioners and advocates with an intention to provide an opportunity for learning, networking and growth to the Agile community in California and others who are interested.

Using the Open Space Technology framework, we hold Gatherings where sessions are self-organized around topics important to the participants. We invite you to take this opportunity to share your experiences, test new ideas and learn what other practitioners are thinking and doing!

http://agileopencalifornia.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=46

Why Marketing Is Too Important To Be Left To The Marketing Department

Posted in: Consulting & Entrepreneurship

I just finished watching this exceptional presentation by Seth Godin (http://sethgodin.typepad.com/).

If you are a software developer, software entrepreneur or even a marketing person that works with a software team, I am confident you will get something out of this.

The presentation is from the Business of Software conference (http://blog.businessofsoftware.org/) in 2008.

How To Test Drive Development With Linux

Posted in: System Administration