Moving Too Fast For UX? Genuine Needs, Wrong Solutions

Cross-posted from the TeliaSonera tech blog Our UX designer and interaction specialist – a wonderful guy – has shocked us today by telling us that we (the developers) are moving too fast. He needs more time to do proper user experience and interface design – talk to real users, collect feedback, design based on data,Continue reading “Moving Too Fast For UX? Genuine Needs, Wrong Solutions”

Shipping a Refactoring & Feature One Tiny Slice at a Time, to Reduce Risk

You don’t need to finish a feature and your users don’t need to see it to be able to release and start battle-testing it. Slice it as much as possible and release the chunks ASAP to shorten the feedback loop and decrease risk. My colleagues have been working on a crucial change in our webshopContinue reading “Shipping a Refactoring & Feature One Tiny Slice at a Time, to Reduce Risk”

Tiny, Tiny Steps – Experience Report Developing A Feature In Minimal Value-Adding Increments

A post for those who want to see what an iterative, MVP-driven development of a feature looks like. @lukew: Start with the simplest version you can. It’s much easier to add complexity than to remove it. Once upon time, there was a webshop portal with hundreds of partner webshops displayed on the front page. PotentialContinue reading “Tiny, Tiny Steps – Experience Report Developing A Feature In Minimal Value-Adding Increments”

Most interesting links of September ’13

Recommended Readings Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For September 13, 2013 – a collection of interesting performance related articles with summaries (via @_dagi) Can you copy a culture? The NUMMI story (audio/transcript) – how the GM factory with the worst workforce has been turned around via a good application of Toyota Production System –Continue reading “Most interesting links of September ’13”

Most interesting links of August ’13

Sorry folks, this month it will be very brief. I have many more great stuff in the queue but haven’t managed to write it down yet. Next month will be heavy 🙂 Recommended Readings Interested in native vs. webapp? Check out Why mobile web apps are slow (mobile browser much slower, not much real improvements,Continue reading “Most interesting links of August ’13”

Most interesting links of June ’13

Recommended Readings Agile, process, SW dev, people etc. Real Options—a Mindset – an intro into the Real Options approach, which has been quite a hot topic and a transformational way of thinking for a number of inspiring people (Dan North, Liz Keogh etc.). “Real Options help us to better make decisions and commitments with three simpleContinue reading “Most interesting links of June ’13”

Patterns of Effective Delivery – Challenge Your Understanding Of Agile (RootsConf 2011)

Highlights from Dan North‘s excellent, inspiring, and insightful talk Patterns of Effective Delivery at RootConf 2011. North has a unique take on what agile development is, going beyond the established (and rather limitied and rigid) views. I really recommend this talk to learn more about effective teams, about North’s “shocking,” beyond-agile experience, and for greatContinue reading “Patterns of Effective Delivery – Challenge Your Understanding Of Agile (RootsConf 2011)”

Ignore requirements to gain flexibility, value, insights! The power of why

I would like to share an eye-opening experience I have recently made. I have learned that if we do not just passively accept the requirements given to us but carefuly analyse the reasons behind them (and the reasons behind the reasons), we gain incredible power and flexibility. By understanding the real value behind it andContinue reading “Ignore requirements to gain flexibility, value, insights! The power of why”

Most interesting links of June ’12

Recommended Readings Development Neal Ford: Evolutionary architecture and emergent design: Emergent design in the wild – discusses why not to do Big Design Up Front and how to recognize the “last responsible moment”. Quote: “It’s puzzling that so many organizations continue to use BDUF in the face of so many failures and underachieving projects.“ GojkoContinue reading “Most interesting links of June ’12”

Most interesting links of January ’12

Recommended Readings Jeff Sutherland: Powerful Strategy for Defect Prevention: Improve the Quality of Your Product – “A classic paper from IBM shows how they systematically reduced defects by analyzing root cause. The cost of implementing this practice is less than the cost of fixing defects that you will have if you do not implement itContinue reading “Most interesting links of January ’12”