Jurgen Appelo's Blog
October 22, 2014
Last week, one conference attendee told me my presentation at Agile Tour Toulouse was perfect.
It was very kind, but I didn’t believe her.
In five years, I have spoken at almost 100 conferences and joined a similar number of community and company events. Thanks to the many discussions I had with event organizers, I think I now understand how to be a more valuable speaker.
October 20, 2014
The MIX Mashup is a gathering of the vanguard of management innovators—pioneering leaders, courageous hackers, and agenda-setting thinkers from every realm of endeavor
October 14, 2014
I recently took part in a conversation about compensation of employees. Some readers offered criticism on the Merit Money practice, described in my new Workout book, claiming that Merit Money is just another way to incentivize people. The feedback I received was, “Money doesn’t motivate people”, followed by, “Don’t incentivize people” and “Just pay people well”.
Let me explain why I think this advice is useless.
October 6, 2014
Last week, I added the last songs to my two big Spotify playlists: Euro Dance Heaven (2,520 songs) and Euro Disco Heaven (1,695 songs). I added the first of those songs to my playlists on December 16, 2010. That’s almost four years ago.
September 25, 2014
For book authors, Amazon reviews are very important. Reviews sell books. The difference between 10 and 100 book reviews can mean the difference between obscurity versus visibility. 250 reviews? That’s celebrity status!
September 22, 2014
A popular topic in the new one-day Management 3.0 workshop is the OKRs system for performance measurement. (See Google’s YouTube video here.) Instead of explaining what OKRs are, I will just share with you the result of my first iteration. If you read this, you will get the general idea of how the OKRs system works.
September 19, 2014
Recently, I read the book Intertwingled, by Peter Morville. I liked it a lot! This was my tweet-size review:
Loved the stories and insights. It’s not only about information. It’s about life.
Peter’s book raised a few questions for me, and I decided to ask Peter for the answers.
The post 3 Questions for Peter Morville about Intertwingled appeared first on NOOP.NL.
September 18, 2014
We recently improved the story that explains what Happy Melly is all about. We’re curious what you think! Read the story, and email your summary in 10 words or less to email@example.com (deadline is Saturday, 20 September).
We’ll put the taglines to a vote! Two winners will be chosen: most popular and Happy Melly choice. Winners will receive a copy of the eBook “Introduction to Agile Methods” authored by Sondra Ashmore & Kristin Runyan – and donated generously by InformIT!
September 11, 2014
#WorkoutThe original title of my new book was Management 3.0 Workout. It was the result of a long and challenging process in which I learned that readers of my newsletter liked the Management 3.0 brand and also the workout metaphor that I used in many of my articles and chapters.
So, why did I change it to #Workout for the Amazon Kindle edition?
September 8, 2014
The big checklist that I used while writing my new book #Workout contained the following items:
Remove use of the words “agile” and “lean”
Remove use of the words “software” and “development”
Remove use of the words “Scrum” and “Kanban”