While reading the amazing biography of Steve Jobs these things struck me particulary: 1) How much of a hippie Steve Jobs was in his young years 2) How many (partly quite ugly) fights were fought behind the scenes at Apple and Pixar (internally and with partners) 3) How often Steve Jobs apparently broke into tears [...]
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During my work at kooaba I deal alot with tracking the statistics of iPhone apps. I was also curios how other apps develop in their rankings. I could not find any web-site which consistently tracks the top ranked iPhone apps. So I decided to create my own. Appalyti.cz is the outcome of this endeavor. It [...]
[This is a repost from the kooaba blog] In an earlier blogpost we summarized how we do Scrum at kooaba. And this is exactly how we worked until recently. However, in October 2010 we decided to try something new: Kanban. Read the complete post over at the kooaba blog.
Running kooaba now for a couple of years a few tools turned out to be handy. Let’s just assume you start a tech company with at total of six coworkers (3 engineering, 2 business development / marketing , 1 management). Here’s a setup that might work, for your convenience and your business plan including approximate [...]
So you just coded this really cool Internet application, which is kind of a mixture between, youtube, facebook and flickr, but targeted stamp collectors. Everybody likes it, even your former high-school sweetheart thinks it has enormous potential. Congratulations! Time to uncork the Champagne. Mmmm, but how are you gonna make money? No matter if you [...]
One of the best things about the Mac are the little utility Software’s that solve some niche problem very well. Many of them are very well designed, both in terms of UI and usability. Yes, most of them cost money, but unlike their PC equivalents they usually don’t suck and a few bucks are well [...]
What to strive for, and how to do it. (and how not to do it):
Here are some highlights: My key bits We live in exciting times Passion for what you do as main priority Vision, mobile devices, their integration with the cloud are some key topics The full interview is available in the iTunes store
In Scrum, the (development) team has full authority. Only when I recently had a look at the book “Software project management for Dummies” I realized how stark this simple statement contrasts with some traditional approaches to software project management. Here is a section about “programmers” from Software project management for dummies: And here is one [...]
A must see for anyone responsible for development of a software product: Scrum et al. by Ken Schwaber. Besides the actual contents of the talk I like that it is being delivered without any slides.