by Robert Zaremba

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.

Hollywood style specialist

Let’s quickly discuss the second problem: the Hollywood style specialist. What does it mean? In Hollywood, valuable directors, top-star actors, and specialists coalesce around a given project, do their job, then bounce away.

With the ICO boom, it’s super attractive for high-profile investors/advisers/developers to jump around projects. It’s dangerous (for the market) when the core team and C-level stuff coalesce around different new hot projects, propel them forward initially, then move on to the next big thing. Here we need to assess between an ambition for doing a career and delivering the product.

Real world

This was explained many times. The successful business is defined by excellence of the execution and leadership. With the ICO boom we will slowly go towards traditional due-diligence model defined by VC. Startups will need to present a working model with ability to deliver. To make this happen will need to incorporate real world business specialists.


While there are many courses and books in Blockchain Technology online, which provide a basic education, IIB Council, the Insitute of iBusiness of EC-Council, is now introducing the first Professional Training and Certification course, aimed to be accredited by ANSI (ISO 27014) Standards. As a member of the C|BP (Certified Blockchain Professional) Advisory Board we aspire to address the challenges in the filed and provide a clearly defined Syllabus that maps with the industry requirments. We look forward to launcing C|BP Program by end of April 2018. Stay tuned!

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.


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.