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.Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
#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?Read more
On Sunday, I uploaded the Kindle Edition of #Workout to Amazon.
On Monday, I notified all my friends on my exclusive mailing list.
On Tuesday, the book already had 26 great reviews and was listed as Best Selling in the Management category, which makes it one of the Hot New Releases.
I’m so happy!
I know of no industry in the world that is as infested with methods and frameworks as the software business. Whether it’s RUP, XP, Scrum, AUP, DAD, or SAFe, it seems IT businesses are always looking for yet another method or framework that they can “implement” next month.Read more
It’s such a great time to write books!
The publishing world is transforming rapidly and smart authors–with a sense of business–will thrive on opportunities that didn’t exist until a few years ago.
It appears that almost one-third of all e-books sold on Amazon are published by indie authors. This is great news for everyone who loves freedom and independence (including yours truly). On the other hand, income for book writers seems to be declining steadily. This will only get worse now that Amazon has started offering subscriptions to read unlimited numbers of e-books, thereby moving in the same direction as Netflix (for movies) and Spotify (for music), further reducing the income for authors along the way.Read more