Robert Zaremba Blog

Agile Workflow update

Building a team and setting up the project on rails is a lot of challenges. That’s the main reason why Agile Methodologies are on the table all and over again.

Having some time for reflection and going over more tools and processes I’ve updated my Agile Workflow - essay for an efficient work methodology.

The update includes:

  • The value of customer targeting, both for the project teams and marketing.
  • Value of CRM tools.
  • Analytics.
  • The Lean Startup key points (by Eric Ries).
  • Site Reliability Engineering (all together with SLO, SLI, SLA).
  • Design thinking.

Hope you will find some inspiration from it. Have a good reading!

Hollywood style crypto-specialists

2017 was the year of ICO. It created a bunch of new professions:

  • ICO Specialists
  • Blockchain Specialists
  • Crypto Adviser

This was followed by an outbreak of so called advisory crypto-specialists. On LinkedIn I witness thousands of specialist level profiles without any track of records! The demand is huge, so people naturally fill the gaps to catch appreciable market occasion and obtain visibility. Don’t get me wrong. We need profiles who understand the Distributed Ledger Technology (aka. Blockchain). However, at the same time we need more education and awareness to correctly assess and utilize “specialists”. Especially the advisory-level who are going to provide valuable business and technology input into your new projects.

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Word of the day: Praxeology

Why do we do the things we do? Why do some people like tea while others prefer coffee? Why do act as we act (communicating, learning, driving, working...)? This and many more questions are important part of any business and artificial intelligence.

Praxeology is the science of human action, which is purposeful behavior.

It’s one of the greatest AI challenges to learn the human behavior. It’s necessary for all kind of artificial assistants which we will see more often in our households and offices in the next decade.

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Doers, Coachers and Product Managers

What do you think about this statement?

We Need Fewer Product Managers.

John Cutler recently published an article with same title.

Later, the author clarifies:

This post has been brewing as I interact with more and more companies struggling to define (and scale) product “management” in increasingly complex organizations.

Personally I can’t agree more. We need more clearly defined roles and doers.

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