Archive for November, 2010

Collaborative Problem-solving

November 22, 2010

“These experiments prove the potential for collaborative problem solving, the market demand for new thinking, and the will of the creative class to participate.

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I’m trying to answer the question “What’s the best way to work in Advertising? What process can create the best work at this point in time?  How can I, as a PM, create an environment for ideas to blossom?”

The Case Against Minimalism (A. Shalloway)

November 22, 2010

“But perhaps our methods should not be based on values and practices. Perhaps they should be based on values and principles, with possibly suggested practices in common situations. This is one of the biggest differences between XP/Scrum and Lean/Kanban. XP and Scrum are based on values and practices. Lean and Kanban are based on values and principles. Yes, they have practices – but only as suggested possibilities depending upon your situation.”

Pomodoro Technique? At first I thought they were kidding…

November 20, 2010

The basic unit of work in the Pomodoro Technique™ can be split in five simple steps:

  1. Choose a task to be accomplished
  2. Set the Pomodoro to 25 minutes (the Pomodoro is the timer)
  3. Work on the task until the Pomodoro rings, then put a check on your sheet of paper
  4. Take a short break (5 minutes is OK)
  5. Every 4 Pomodoros take a longer break

Note on 3/9: Just recalled this is how I used to practice piano when I was a kid.  The break between “Pomodoros” finally stretched into forever. 🙂