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Paper: “Managing for Breakthroughs in Productivity”

Posted on Dec 9, 2007 in Papers

Abstract:
This article is about creating and managing projects so as to deliberately and predictably produce results well beyond what could have been reasonably expected beforehand. This methodology was originated in the mid-1980’s and applied to 20 engineering projects at IBM with spectacular results. In the years since, many projects in a myriad of fields have been managed using the same techniques with similar results. This article describes the original IBM projects and some of the additional projects undertaken since then. It also outlines the methodology used and provides perspective on why the methodology works and the pitfalls to be avoided.

by Allan L. Scherr (PDF download) via Scott Berkun

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Agile Development, Agile Design

Posted on Nov 11, 2007 in Papers, Process

.. Avoiding Pitfalls in an Iterative Model (by Leisa Reichelt)

slides via slideshare.net

There is a commonly held belief that Agile Methods and User Centred Design do not play nicely together. On the contrary, Agile and UCD have much to offer each other. Each can learn and benefit from the other, and work together as a robust design and development methodology.

Including an introduction to the principles and practices of Agile Methodologies, this presentation explores the opportunities for UCD in an Agile environment, how designers can shape Agile to better support their work, and what designers can learn from Agile methods.


Leisa Reichelt at Web 2.0 Expo Berlin from Johannes Kleske on Vimeo.

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Web 2.0 Expo Berlin Highlights

Posted on Nov 11, 2007 in Links, Papers

Web 2.0 ExpoDie Web 2.0 Expo in Berlin vom 5.-8.11.2007 kommt, wenn man sich durchs Web klickt, nicht gerade gut weg. Viele beschweren sich über das schlechte Essen, die schlechte Wahl des Veranstaltungsortes, gestörtes WLAN usw.

Ok, wenn man die Konferenz besucht hat, um dort gut zu essen, war man dort in der Tat richtig falsch. Und es hätte den Organisatoren sicher auch nicht geschadet sich den Ort des Geschehens (Berliner Messegelände) vorher einmal genau anzuschauen. Allerdings zählt bei einer Konferenz letztendlich der Inhalt und der war, meiner Meinung nach, gut aufgestellt, um zu erfahren wie die Web 2.0 Community im allgemeinen tickt, welche Probleme und Herausforderungen es gibt und was die neuen Trends sind. Ich für meinen Teil konnte in den 4 Tagen folgende Highlights ausmachen:

Highlights

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SD Forum: The eBay Architecture

Posted on Dec 20, 2006 in Links, Papers

Im SD Forum gab es am 29.11.2006 einen interessanten Vortrag von Dan Pritchett und Randy Shoup über die eBay Architektur. Im Mittelpunkt stand vor allem, wie man mit Größenordnungen dieser Art:

  • 212 Millionen registrierte Benutzer
  • 1 Milliarden Seitenaufrufe pro Tag
  • 26 Milliarden SQL Anfragen und Updates pro Tag
  • Speicherung von über 2 Petabytes Daten

umgeht.

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