A great post from my friend Michael about our common effort to create a community of API artisans in Athens.
Read the details:
The API Athens Meetup. A community inspired and driven by API artisans
Source: The API Athens Meetup
Great post about self-organizing teams from @tisquirrel. I like the bullets at the end of it, but I think somebody has to read the whole post from the beginning.
Originally posted on @tisquirrel:
Remember Agile manifesto? ‘The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams’. But why self-organizing teams? How to build them? How do they emerge?
When I say “self-organizing teams” top managers usually think ‘teams which need no management’, ‘magic teams which work twice as much’. They behave as if we can just hire 10 nice people, put them in one room and tell them “And now you have to self-organize.’ We talk a lot about such teams, but rarely can we assemble one. Some of my colleagues even say that it is a luxury to have such teams and we just can’t afford them.
I tried to collect all my thoughts on the self-organizing teams in this post.
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Please raise your hand if you’ve ever found yourself in a boring status meeting.
A manager with a task list at hand checks the general progress. All participants (usually in turn) will give a status update and then the deliberations begin: 5 minutes talking, 15 minutes talking, 30 minutes talking and the list goes on. In general, after 15 minutes, the average person’s mind starts wandering.
Instead, Agile has the infamous “Daily Standup Meeting” (aka “Daily Scrum”). (Tweet This)
Star Trek… I’m afraid this post will give away my age but I’ll say it anyway; although I would not consider myself a “trekkie”, a startup is in many ways like a Star Trek season series. An episode starts with a happy bunch, travelling and exploring planets and space. Suddenly something unthinkable happens. Something that nobody could expect.
How can you combine LEAN Startup, the creation of an MVP, Agile development and an all changing environment around you?