Google’s PSI tool will analyze your site so you can make it faster for all devices
Dave, Agile Manifesto co-founder, is basically saying that Agile has become over complicated and over run by consultants and vendors.
Sometimes we need to be reminded about what Agile really means.
A vendors only objective is to sell their products. Corporate agile consultants run projects using their own version of agile with their own set of management tools.
I worked on a project where the PM changed 2 months into the project. The new PM had us change from Trello to Jira because Trelio was s*&^! I would argue that it’s the level of detail entered into the tool rather than the tool itself.
From a PM’s perspective, I hate daily scrums. From a developer’s perspective, I hate daily scrums. You may too. Here’s why:
We use the Run and Gun Timebox.
Thirteen years ago, I was among seventeen middle-aged white guys who gathered at Snowbird, Utah. We were there because we shared common beliefs about developing software, and we wondered if there was a way to describe what we believed.
It took less than a day to come up with a short list of values. We published those values, along with a list of practices, as the Manifesto for Agile Software Development:
Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools
Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation
Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation, and
Responding to Change over Following a Plan
Now look at the consultants and vendors who say they’ll get you started with “Agile.” Ask yourself where they are positioned on the left-right axis. My guess is that you’ll find them process and tool heavy, with many suggested work products (consultant-speak for documents to keep managers happy) and considerably more planning than the contents of a whiteboard and some sticky notes.
Use your brain and Keep it Simple Stupid ;)
Back to the Basics
Here is how to do something in an agile fashion:
What to do:
- Find out where you are
- Take a small step towards your goal
- Adjust your understanding based on what you learned
How to do it:
When faced with two of more alternatives that deliver roughly the same value, take the path that makes future change easier.
When designing a large website, especially one that contains a store, you may be required to design a system for ordering online, or a multi-step process of another sort. Walking users through this process by making it easy and intuitive is key to helping increase conversion rates. Any frustration along the way may cause them to leave and pursue other options. Progress trackers are designed to help users through a multi-step process and it is vital that such trackers be well designed in order to keep users informed about what section they are currently on, what section they have completed, and what tasks remain. In this article we will look at various uses of progress trackers and see how they’ve been implemented, what they are doing well, and what they are not doing well. You may not be familiar with the term ‘progress tracker’, also called a ‘progress indicator’ â but chances are good that you have encountered one at one time or another. They are used in online stores when placing an order, signing up to an online product or service, or even when booking a holiday online. Progress trackers guide the user through a number of steps in order to complete a specified process.
The kid has killer technique ;)
papers-we-love - Papers from the computer science community to read and discuss.
we are all citizens of the world
What Entrepreneurs Know About People
Illustrated by Madotta
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Calculated by Global Peace Index
Thought this was interesting
I always understood Wu Ji as the state before Yin and Yang. I’ve never seen it represented as the center before.
How Google builds features that make you go: “Of Course”
Let’s consider this an education
Gmail’s attachment reminder saves lives.
Sensei Kato possesses so much wisdom!
From The Avant/Garde Diaries comes a brief lesson in Japanese sword fighting from master kendo sensei Shozo Kato.
Western beauty is radiance, majesty, grandness and broadness. In comparison, eastern beauty is desolateness. Humility. Hidden beauty.
The samurai used the sword for practice, and if an ill intended foe appeared, they would duel. However, in Kendo sword is made of bamboo. And this is used to elevate the technique.
When fighters cross swords and try to take over the center, this energy is stillness. Even when a fighter is moving fast, his mind is calm like an ocean with no waves. This is called an immovable mind.
In opposite terms, when a fighter is completely still, his heart and mind is moving. So understanding the mind and the actions of your opponent takes both stillness and movement.
In laido you do not have to move an opponent, only an imaginary one. While imagining an opponent, I will imagine one far stronger than myself.
However, I believe that your ultimate foe is your own self. Your confusion, fears and arrogance may arise. To rebuke them, you need to raise your energy with a great battle cry.
Best advice by Mark Otto - ever!
Practicality over purity
Strive to maintain HTML standards and semantics, but not at the expense of practicality. Use the least amount of markup with the fewest intricacies whenever possible.