Trent Hone spoke with me about distributed cognition, culture, scale, distributed control and more.
Topics mentioned in the interview:
U.S. Navy surface battle doctrine and victory in the Pacific by Trent Hone: http://www.usnwc.edu/getattachment/ab5a5f1b-596e-4f95-9781-8fa1df036731/U-S–Navy-Surface-Battle-Doctrine-and-Victory-in-t.aspx
Building a Doctrine: U. S. Naval Tactics and Battle Plans in the Interwar Period by Trent Hone: http://www.ijnhonline.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/1/2012/01/hone_doctrine-in-the-usn_-rev10-02.pdf
Distributed cognition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socially_distributed_cognition
Combat Information Center: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operations_room
Steve Blank: http://steveblank.com/
W. Edwards Deming: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Edwards_Deming
Service-oriented Architecture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service-oriented_architecture
Principles of Product Development Flow (Book) by Donald G. Reinertsen: http://www.amazon.com/The-Principles-Product-Development-Flow/dp/1935401009
I spoke with Jim Benson and Jeff Gothelf on system design, empathy, shared vision, attention, federated governance, and much much more.
Jim’s website: http://www.personalkanban.com/pk/jim-benson/#sthash.Ros4oT0A.dpbs
Jeff’s website: http://www.jeffgothelf.com/blog/
Lean UX by Jeff Gothelf: http://www.amazon.com/Lean-UX-Applying-Principles-Experience/dp/1449311652
Lean coffee: http://leancoffee.org/
Manhattan Free School: http://www.manhattanfreeschool.org/
More reading on estimating:
Why Plans Fail by Jim Benson: http://www.amazon.com/Why-Plans-Fail-Cooperandi-Mememachine-ebook/dp/B006S3UHGA
Planning Fallacy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planning_fallacy
Hofstadter’s Law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hofstadter’s_law
Jeff Patton and I spoke about what is right and wrong about Agile, his roots in Extreme Programming, what he has learned in the past ten years and how to do great design with agile teams. Plus much more.
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWBYW8Snf2E
Here are links to things we discussed in the interview:
Jeff’s website: Jeff Patton: http://www.agileproductdesign.com/
Jeff’s company: www.comakewith.us
Jeff’s blog post on Story Mapping: http://www.agileproductdesign.com/blog/the_new_backlog.html
The Lean Startup book by Eric Ries: http://www.amazon.com/Lean-Startup-Innovation-Successful-Businesses-ebook/dp/B004J4XGN6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390403727&sr=1-1&keywords=lean+startup
Extreme programming: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_programming
Steve Blank: http://steveblank.com/
Marty Cagan: http://svpg.com/team/
Inspired book by Marty Cagan: http://www.amazon.com/Inspired-Create-Products-Customers-Love-ebook/dp/B001AQ95UY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390403581&sr=1-1&keywords=inspired
Change by Design book by Tim Brown: http://www.amazon.com/Change-Design-Transforms-Organizations-Innovation/dp/0061766089
Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas: http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/canvas
Agile User-Centered Design paper by Desiree Sy: http://www.upassoc.org/upa_publications/jus/2007may/agile-ucd.html
Leah Buley: http://ugleah.tumblr.com/Alan Dayley and I spoke about W. Edwards Deming, work as a system, tangibility, technical debt, and a lot more, including some great tips for helping multiple teams coordinate on large projects.Links to topics we discussed in the interview:Leadership Agility (book): http://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Agility-Mastery-Anticipating-Initiating/dp/0787979139Inspiration for the product wall: http://agileatlas.org/articles/item/the-great-wall-scaling-agile-on-a-multi-team-projectKen Schwaber: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_SchwaberTechnical debt: http://www.danube.com/system/files/CollabNet_WP_Technical_Debt_041910.pdfDeming W. Edwards Deming on work as a system: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Edwards_Deming#The_Deming_System_of_Profound_KnowledgeGantt charts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gantt_chart
In my chat with Will Sansbury we spoke about agile teams, culture, the sunk cost fallacy, ship-it days and much more. Watch the video.
Links to things we spoke about in today’s chat:
Will on Twitter: @willsansbury
Will’s home page and blog: http://willsansbury.com/
Ship-it days (Formerly FedEx days) at Atlassian: https://www.atlassian.com/company/about/shipit
Jeff Patton: http://www.agileproductdesign.com/
Marty Cagan: http://svpg.com/team/
Will strongly recommends Marty’s book “Inspired” http://www.amazon.com/Inspired-Create-Products-Customers-Love/dp/0981690408
Mike Cohn’s user story template: http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/blog/advantages-of-the-as-a-user-i-want-user-story-template
The sunk cost fallacy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunk_costs#Loss_aversion_and_the_sunk_cost_fallacy
Pawel and I spoke about design for emergence, the power of reduction, the Happiness index, collective intelligence, culture and more.
Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjgMkJ7FfLE
Sources and links:– Lunar Logic: http://www.lunarlogic.io/– Pawel’s site: http://brodzinski.com/– Happiness index from Crisp: http://blog.crisp.se/2011/10/19/anderslaestadius/the-happiness-metric-and-a-few-others– And from Lunar: http://blog.lunarlogic.io/2013/measurable-happiness/– Pawel’s “office”: http://brodzinski.com/2013/01/flying-office.html– And from a perspective of people at Lunar: http://blog.lunarlogic.io/2013/portable-boss/– Anita Woolley on her research on collective intelligence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz1dDiW2mvM– Pawel’s pecha kucha (only 7-min long) on the same topic: http://www.lkce13.com/videos/brodzinskipk/– On transparency: http://brodzinski.com/2012/12/on-transparency.html
Here’s my interview with efficiency expert Jon Jorgensen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4qtRFnF_Z4
Jon has worked with large enterprises in Japan and the US on organizational efficiency projects for about 15 years. I really enjoyed this conversation with Jon, where he talked about how he introduces agile thinking to large organizations.
Jon’s experience is not only with software programming but also in manufacturing and education, including highly regulated environments.
Here are some links to topics we discussed in the interview:
Fist of five: http://freechild.org/Firestarter/Fist2Five.htm
Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni: http://www.amazon.com/Five-Dysfunctions-Team-Leadership-Fable/dp/0787960756/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388955192&sr=1-1&keywords=five+dysfunctions+of+a+team
Collaboration Explained by Jean Tabaka: http://www.amazon.com/Collaboration-Explained-Facilitation-Software-Development-ebook/dp/B001U5VJWC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388955164&sr=1-1&keywords=collaboration+explained
The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge: http://www.amazon.com/Fifth-Discipline-Practice-Learning-Organization-ebook/dp/B000SEIFKK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388955254&sr=1-1&keywords=fifth+discipline
Lego Serious Play: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Serious_PlayHere’s my interview with Dan Mezick, author of The Culture Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxfc1sD2jDALinks to things mentioned in the conversation:
Dan Mezick’s website: http://danielmezick.com
Dan’s book, The Culture Game: http://www.amazon.com/The-Culture-Game-Tools-Manager/dp/0984875301
The Stacey complexity graph: http://www.gp-training.net/training/communication_skills/consultation/equipoise/complexity/stacey.htm
The Cone of Uncertainty: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cone_of_Uncertainty
Jeff Sutherland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Sutherland
Michael Margolis and stories: http://getstoried.com
Victor Turner and rites of passage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Turner http://www.amazon.com/From-Ritual-Theatre-Human-Seriousness/dp/0933826176Jeff and I talked about how to set up agile teams for success, how to demystify the design process, how software-as-a-service changes the way we need to think about design, and more.Links discussed during the interview:
Jeff’s book: Lean UX
Jeff’s company: Neo
Lean Day London, coming up in March.Buffer, the company that releases employee salaries.
In this interview with Jim Benson, creator of Personal Kanban, we talk about how to visualize work, limit work in progress, good interruptions vs. bad interruptions, shadow work, real vs. bogus numbers, and much more.