Anwendertests der schlanken Art: Lean User Testing – Hands-on Agile Series

Lean User Testing: Die Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitung für selbst organisierte Anwendertests

Wer sich der agilen Softwareentwicklung verschrieben hat, wer Werte für seine Kunden und das eigene Unternehmen schaffen sowie Fehlinvestitionen in vermeintliche Killerfeatures bzw. -produkte vermeiden will, kommt ohne Anwendertests nicht aus und trifft mit der Lektüre dieses Buchs die richtige Entscheidung.

Lean User Testing: Die Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitung für selbst organisierte Anwendertests

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Food for Thought #2: Zirtual Implodes, Startup Halo Effect, WeChat

Biz Carson (via Business Insider): A startup dissolved overnight and laid off its 400 employees via email with no warning

A startup dissolved overnight and laid off its 400 employees via email with no warning

Zirtual shut down with no notice — only an email at 1:30 a.m.

In the middle of the night, a startup that had raised $5.5 million dissolved and disappeared. It deleted its Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, and Google+ profile. It changed its website to say it was “pausing operations.”
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Food for Thought #1: Self-Management, Dropbox, Optimizely

Our first edition!

Leo Widrich (via Buffer): What We Got Wrong About Self-Management

What We Got Wrong About Self-Management

When Buffer moved to self-management, we assumed that meant a flat organization. Now we're embracing hierarchy. Here's what we've learned along the way.

We eventually started to discuss whether this is the right setup for us. We concluded that it wasn’t, yet we were uncertain about how to move forward still.

We started to have this big knot in our brains. We had talked so much about being self-managed, about transcending the traditional management paradigm, and yet now we were realizing that there was still hierarchy?

Frankly, sitting with this question for some time was a great test, as it brought up many emotions around doubt in discussions between Joel and myself. I now believe that, for us, seeking a flat structure was a misperception of what self-management means.

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