Archive for the ‘Sketches’ Category

First – an observation about client/product management feelings about agile, at first blush:

When you tell a stakeholder that “so-and-so” feature won’t be making a release, they become very sad…if not angry.¬†
However, if you show a stakeholder that the feature is on the roadmap, just below the other, more important stories/features, they feel a certain comfort [...]

Lots of good discussion on the topic of Crowd Dynamics. Granted, I think that the DigitalDesignBlog post excerpt fueled a bit of an incendiary angle in regard to the Social Participation Ladder. Not intended. Actually, I think the ladder is a great visualization of how folks climb up to participate, (and to mix metaphors) placing [...]

What if we voted every day? Hmm.
About mid-way through 2008, I revisited a question that I’ve had many times before. “Why is it so hard to discuss politics? Isn’t there something I can actually do about anything, short of constantly marching, chanting, or shouting about stuff? I have a job and a social life.”
It’s an [...]

I’ve been working on how to make our services, as Experience Designers, faster, cheaper, and better. (Good Experience Design for all!) I’ve ran a few agile software development/product development projects in the past, with much help from some great “coaches.” However, there are several major pattern problems with doing what we do in an agile [...]

OK, I think everyone’s read the Forrester thing, “The Connected Agency” by Mary Beth Kemp and Peter Kim (alright…maybe not everyone…) Yeah, I think it’s interesting, too. About a year ago, they said that agencies will home in on communities…as needed. They said that according to client needs, agencies would develop relationships in specific channels [...]


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