Lots of our people have lots of opinions. Here are just a few of them
ThoughtWorks embraces the individuality of the people in the organization and hence the opinions expressed in the blogs may contradict each other and also may not represent the opinions of ThoughtWorks.
Opening Day at Sunshine Village!
I made a call out to my ThoughtWorking friends to see who would take up this mid week escape to the mountains, and the four of us embarked on our first ski trip of the year.
Since the first blast of snow in September we've had pretty much no snow in…
British trade in the West was never an instrument of empires. It had no headquarters like the compounds at Montreal and no capitol like the rock-rooted fortress at Quebec. It had no seasonal rhythm like the canoe caravans coming down the rivers on the spring race of water to the tall ships above the quaysides loading their pyramids of peltry. It had no trace of the pagentry of black-robed priests visioning by their campfires in the forest a new empire for the Church, and no imperial plan of feudal seigniories and savage nations submissive to the rule of the Rock.…
Voce usa cartão de crédito? Sabe o que acontece quando não paga toda a fatura no fim do mês? Débito técnico funciona da mesma forma. As vezes o squad precisa deixar algum débito para ser “pago”depois. Isso faz parte do dia-a-dia da criação do MVP. O foco é em validar logo seu MVP, por […]
Inverse Shu Ha Ri – An Alt Approach to Transformation
For the past few years, I am working with a banking client to build a transformative Data Platform. It was very clear from the beginning that this platform will take time to build and the new Data Platform and the Legacy Systems will co-exist. As we reach a logical milestone, I look back at the […]
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Birr - Simple URL shortening using WSGI
For sometime I used several of the URL shortening services, while useful I rarely used them for a long lasting web link. Most will charge you for a mnemonic redirection and there's always the lack of control of the hosting, analytics and so on.
So I decided to write my own and Birr was created. It is a very simple redirection code written in Python which takes a configuration file and redirects a URL into another. Check it out in https://mvaltas.com/birr.
Todo producto comienza con Lean Inception
No importa el tamaño o el área de la empresa, todas se enfrentan a dudas y obstáculos a la hora de lanzar un nuevo producto: ¿Por dónde empezar? ¿Dónde y quién utilizará el producto? ¿Qué es realmente útil para el usuario? ¿Cuáles de estas funciones son posibles? Estas son algunas de las dudas que surgen […]
Experiment Canvas: Tool for Articulating & Shaping Product Experiments
Why Experiment Canvas? An idea is based on a hypothesis that came about based on some research, an opportunity, a threat or a serendipitous moment. However, it is important to validate it step by step. And thus, it is important to craft experiments to validate the assumptions and prove the value. Experiment Canvas is a […]
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Lean Inception for planning a TW show
Look how cool this report of Luana Monteiro about a Lean Inception to align and plan a TV show. “#MestredoSabor, Globo’s new reality show opens in a few hours. We innovated how we planed a high quality culinary program and content. I was invited to facilitate the planning of this program and the proposed method […]
T-Shirt Designs for the Geek Inside Us
Home and End Act Like Page Up and Page Down in Chrome
I am using a Logitech K120 keyboard with my iMac 21.5 inch Late 2012 running macOS Catalina (10.15.1). While editing WordPress, I started to notice that the Home and the End button act as Page Up and Page Down buttons. I use WordPress to this blog, ddiinnxx.com. In order to address this irritant, I used […]
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PO and the consultancies delivery teams
On this post I’ll describe 3 approaches by 3 different consultancies to address the need a delivery team has on the Product Owner (PO). Client Company – Consultancy Delivery Team Please consider the following for this post: Client Company – the company hiring aConsultancy Delivery Team to work on some digital product Consultancy Delivery Team […]
Idea Canvas aka Idea Board: Tool for Articulating and Shaping Ideas
Why Idea Board? With more and more organizations asking employees to contribute product ideas, growth on innovation teams as a separate entity, promotion of experimental thinking, increase in risk appetite and tolerance of failure, there is a need for a tool for communicating ideas well for the above interactions. This is where the Idea Boards […]
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Exploratory testing is a style of testing that emphasizes a rapid cycle of learning, test design, and test execution. Rather than trying to verify that the software conforms to a pre-written test script, exploratory testing explores the characteristics of the software, raising discoveries that will then be classified as reasonable behavior or failures.
The exploratory testing mindset is a contrast to that of scripted testing. In scripted testing, test designers create a script of tests, where each manipulation of the software is written down, together with the expected behavior of the software. These scripts are executed separately, usually many…
[eBook] RH Ágil por JP Coutinho
“Em um ambiente cada vez mais volátil e incerto, times e líderes de Recursos Humanos, precisarão adotar o pensamento e as práticas ágeis para superar os desafios e enfrentar obstáculos para lidar com novas formas de pensar e trabalhar, equipadas com práticas de engajamento de pessoas mais humanísticas e baseadas em valores.” ~ JP Coutinho O […]
[FunRetrospective App] new feature: action items notes on summary page
The FunRetrospectives.com online app got a another new features: The action Itens notes on the summary page. >> Try out the FunRetrospectives online agenda builder on your next retrospective >> Look for retrospectives ideas on FunRetrospectives.com >> Have fun with energizers on you next meeting
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Lean Inception at Madrid – Nov 28th & 29th
Lean Inception book launch meetup Join us on this meetup on Thursday Nov 28th about the newly release book (in Spanish) Lean Inception. The Lean Inception book is a best-seller in Brazil, where it was released last year. Lean Inception is a common term and has enabled great success stories in Brazil. Also, in Brazil, more […]
Scrum Paper Airplane activity
Below is brief explanation for the Paper Airplane activity (with photos)for introducing the Scrum cerimonies. The Scrum Paper Airplane activity is simple and effective for introducing some of the Scrum ceremonies like: planning, review, and retrospective. It also shows the Sprint concept and how the team performs better after a few Sprints. You need about 20 […]
In the software world, “waterfall” is commonly used to describe a style of software process, one that contrasts with the ideas of iterative or agile styles. Like many well-known terms in software it's meaning is ill-defined and origins are obscure - but I find its essential theme is breaking down a large effort into phases based on activity.
It's not clear how the word “waterfall” became so prevalent, but most people base its origin on a paper by Winston Royce, in particular this figure:
Although this paper seems to be universally acknowledged as the source of the notion of…
Qual o maior desafio atualmente para inovar e criar produtos e serviços disruptivos?
Outro dia, uma reporter me fez a seguinte pergunta: Qual o maior desafio atualmente para inovar e criar produtos e serviços disruptivos? Segue a minha resposta: O passado e o futuro. Precisamos desaprender o que usamos no passado, todo aquele aparato que nos ajudou, e que nos trouxe até aqui, ao presente. Mas […]
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