Lot of good articles lately ... Kanban, failures, disasters, learning and psych

by Jesse7. December 2011 09:42

This is just a link-puke of a bunch of articles I've been meaning to post/talk about.  So here we go (say bye bye to your morning)

First up, a mildly misleading heading of kanban vs scrum.  It's really how one can be used to streamline the other.

http://www.agilejournal.com/articles/columns/column-articles/6441-a-productivity-comparison-of-kanban-and-scrum

Next up are a pair of articles from the same site.  First one talks about overcoming poor architectural choices and a rather candid discussion on "disaster porn".  Love that description.

http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/10/when-clever-goes-wrong-how-etsy-overcame-poor-architectural-choices.ars

http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/09/google-devops-and-disaster-porn.ars

A couple psych ones.  First one is amazingly nerdy and in my opinion, expands on the feedback principle.  Random nerd fun fact - technically, Pe (error positivity) can be instantly recognized, which for the human brain is 130-180ms and falls with the range of the study which measured it at 100-500ms.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/10/why-do-some-people-learn-faster-2/

and not to be outdone, a discussion on sugar vs protein and being awake.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/12/why-sugar-makes-us-sleepy-and-protein-wakes-us-up/

Another article I found very interesting was on leading clever people (I agree with it, especially "create a galaxy")

http://business.in.com/article/rotman/how-to-lead-clever-people/28632/0

And finally, on a similar vein is a concept of "developeronomics" ...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/venkateshrao/2011/12/05/the-rise-of-developeronomics

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