Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Stuff I Have Found Interesting Today

Two Timely New Tees

The first one is precious!

free eBook “12 Things to Shorten Your Lead Time” [PDF]

A good short read that will help most people. In summary here are his 12 things (for detail read the PDF):

1. Measure, measure, measure
2. Increase quality
3. Reduce rework
4. Frequent releases
5. Stop working in parallel
6. Shorter stories
7. Visualize and manage flow
8. Rigorously cancel meetings
9. Continuous deployment
10. Shorten product management
11. No single point of failure or bottleneck
12. Leveling work

Where Has All the Income Gone?

Long, but thorough article that shows how easy it is to misunderstand statistics. In conclusion "Careful analysis shows that the incomes of most types of middle American households have increased substantially over the past three decades." The richest 25% have gotten richer, but the middle class hasn't done as bad as many politcal people might lead you to believe.

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