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Author Archives: Ian Brockbank
Are your customers satisfied?
.. and are you willing to settle for that? For their latest book, The Lean Mindset (great book, btw – buy it on Amazon here), Mary and Tom Poppendieck took a long hard look at where we are now and … Continue reading
Use new technology carefully
I recently read J.K.Rowling’s blog post on why she is going to vote #NoBorders in the Scottish independence referendum in September. Read it. It’s an interesting, measured, thoughtful post, and she writes well (maybe she should consider writing a book … Continue reading
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Five Blogs – 27 May 2014
Originally posted on 5blogs:
The (best) five blogs I read today. Check them out. Everything I Know About Business I Learned from Running Written by: Taylor Miller The Residue of Leadership Written by: Guy Clumpner Create a Team Charter to…
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What price Scottish independence?
There is a lot of rhetoric about how Scotland will be better off under independence. What I haven’t seen up to now is much quantitative analysis. I was at an event in the university of Edinburgh business school recently, and … Continue reading
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Overcoming 7 Common Pitfalls of Transitioning to Agile
Johanna Rothman will be in Edinburgh in next week with Gil Broza, and she has agreed to do a free evening session for the Lean/AgileScotland community on the night before the course starts. Date: Wednesday 21st May, 7:30pm Venue: Wolfson … Continue reading
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What’s wrong here?
What’s wrong with these doors?
Posted in Coding, User Experience Tagged affordances, user experience, User interface Leave a comment
What difference does a couple of seconds make?
Two seconds. It doesn’t sound a long time, does it? Who worries about a couple of seconds? Maybe you should.
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Last day for early-bird discount on The Influential Agile Leader
If you’ve been following this blog you’ll have heard that The Influential Agile Leader is coming to Edinburgh in May. Today (8th February) is the last day for the early-bird discount. We have over 20 attendees already, with a limit … Continue reading
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Only a few days left for 33% off The Influential Agile Leader
If you’re reading this blog, I assume you believe Agile/Lean development improves how and what we deliver, and improves the quality of life for the teams as well – or at least, you’re interested in it. Do you really feel … Continue reading
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Are we engineers?
I remember years ago, after I had been working a couple of years, having a long argument with someone who disagreed with us calling what we did software engineering. I have recently been reminded of this by Joe Wright @joe_jag … Continue reading
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