For those that are interested, the answers to the quiz were 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 1, 3, 3, 2, 4, 2, 4, 2, 3, 1, 3, 1, 2, 4. Like my high school’s song, this is information that will stick with me forever.
This week I attended the annual Intel Agile and Lean Development Conference. This is the third time I have attended,1Here’s the post for last year’s Agile/Lean Conference. and IMHO, it was the best by far. The conference was better arranged, having a basic day, an advanced day, and a day of keynotes with industry experts. For the first time, Intel invited members of the community.
Throughout the conference, I took a bunch of notes. These are some of the resources mentioned in the classes and keynotes I attended.
I record them here so I can find them later. Maybe they’ll be useful for you, too.
- Gemba Walks, by James P. Womack
- Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders, by Jurgen Appelo.
- The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development, by Donald G. Reinertsen
- Crossing the Chasm, by Geoffrey A. Moore
- Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
- The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization, by Peter M. Senge
- Obliquity: Why our goals are best achieved indirectly, by Kay, John
- The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business, by Clayton M. Christensen
- Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives, by John Naisbitt
- Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love, by Richard Sheridan
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- Little’s Law
- Theory of Constraints
- Minimum Viable Product
- The Dumbest Idea In The World: Maximizing Shareholder Value
- ‘The Purpose of a Business is to Create a Customer’ – Peter Drucker
- 1Here’s the post for last year’s Agile/Lean Conference.
Intel held its annual Agile and Lean Development Conference earlier this week. I and many in my team attended. Most of us attended last year, but we pulled in a couple more this year.
We’re excited about the changes we’ll make re how we get stuff done.
Here are a few of the books and resources mentioned in the sessions I attended.
It Starts with One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations by J. Stewart Black and Hal Gregersen.
Ready, Set, Dominate: Implement Toyota’s Set-based Learning for Developing Products and Nobody Can Catch You by Michael N. Kennedy and Kent Harmon.
Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit by Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck.
The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G. Reinertsen.
Lean Product and Process Development by Allen C. Ward.
- Scaled Agile Framework
- Manager 2.0: The Role of the Manager in Scrum
- Critical Question Mapping
- AgileSoC — Bringing Agile Methods to SoC Development
Do you have other books or resources you’d recommend on Agile or Lean development?
It’s Friday the 13th — what better way to spend it than attending AgilePalooza? I added to my reading list today.
Michael Tardiff of SolutionsIQ gave me his business card with Pair Programming Illuminated by Laurie Williams and Robert Kessler written on the back. Oh, and a comment like, “Very illuminating.” One more book for my to-read list.
Alex Sloley tweeted Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse.
Dr. Ahmed Sidky recommended The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century by Stephen Denning at AgilePalooza.
I learned about The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries at Intel’s 2012 Agile Conference. It was recommended again in an open space session at AgilePalooza.
I added these books to my interesting books page. Do you have a favorite Agile book to recommend to me?
UC Berkeley offers its CS169 Software as a Service class online for free.
Software Engineering – Ideas and techniques for designing, developing, and modifying large software systems. Function-oriented and object-oriented modular design techniques, designing for re-use and maintainability. Specification and documentation. Verification and validation. Cost and quality metrics and estimation. Project team organization and management. Students will work in teams on a substantial programming project.
Agile is a major component. Useful links:
You won’t get any credit for taking this course online, just knowledge.