As I write this there’s a group of about 15 developers and designers standing near my desk in a heated but constructive argument about how to check the design is right before the code heads off to QA.
For over seven months I’ve been working with the good folks at Alexander Interactive on some ambitious work for MetLife.
It looks like agile software development is having the same growing pains, expressed through semantics, as the design field (or the Design field).
Another reason I like agile management is because when something bad happens, you should know as soon as you can.
Last year I hacked away at an article about the need for a greater degree of experimentation in marketing organizations, but it never really seemed to gel quite right, and eventually I abandoned it.
The [[37Signals]] Getting Real book is now available free online as well as in PDF and paperback formats.
Fortune magazine has rewritten Jack Welch’s rules on management to reflect changes in the business environment.
37 Signals’ new book Getting Real is out, and looks like a great read about applying agile techniques and spirit to web app development.
I’m finding examples of agile work practices in more and more places, and see them as perfectly aligned with the application of design practice in innovation services.
I love seeing big companies move in agile ways (because it’s so unusual), even if it only arises from panic of losing their old revenue streams.
Malcolm Gladwell’s The Bakeoff is now online, in which the food R&D firm Mattson tries to create the perfect cookie.
Fairly Good Practices from the Agile community (of which the design and management communities can learn a lot).