January 2005 Archives

Placement premiums
Changes in technology and consumer habits should be changing the business models of companies.
January 27, 2005 - 74 words, 10 comments

LiveJournal Power-loss post-mortem
A detailed account of real-world disaster recovery at LiveJournal.
January 23, 2005 - 73 words,

Automating feed subscriptions
Automatic RSS subscriptions are taking off thanks to some specs and working code from Randy Morin.
January 18, 2005 - 131 words, 5 comments

Feed usage and copyright
A trademark lawyer has requested that Bloglines stop including his feed. The complaint? That Bloglines is a commercial service.
January 16, 2005 - 570 words, 11 comments

Handling RSS in the browser
People often forget that many of the problems faced by RSS and Atom are not new. They’ve already been solved, so instead of reinventing the wheel we should use the existing standards. How a browser handles an RSS feed is the latest example of this.
January 12, 2005 - 669 words, 21 comments

Stupid cell phone tricks
An easy way to get text messages to mobile phones.
January 6, 2005 - 280 words, 139 comments

Recently

Dysfunctions of output-oriented software teams (Sep 17)
Whatever you call it, the symptom is that you're measuring your progress by how much you build and deliver instead of measuring success by the amount of customer value you create.
Evaluative and generative product development (Aug 30)
Customers never even talk to the companies that don't fit their needs at all. If the only product ideas you're considering are those that meet the needs of your current customers, then you're only going to find new customers that look exactly like your current customers.
Product Manager Career Ladder (Aug 19)
What are the steps along the product management career path?
Building the Customer-Informed Product (Aug 15)
Strong products aren't composed of a list of features dictated by customers. They are guided by strong visions, and the execution of that vision is the primary focus of product development.
Assumptions and project planning (Feb 18)
When your assumptions change, it's reasonable that your project plans and needs change as well. But too many managers are afraid to go back and re-work a plan that they've already agreed to.
Feature voting is harmful to your product (Feb 7)
There's a lot of problems with using feature voting to drive your product.
Encouraging 1:1s from other managers in your organization (Jan 4)
If you’re managing other managers, encourage them to hold their own 1:1s. It’s such an important tool for managing and leading that everyone needs to be holding them.
One on One Meetings - a collection of posts about 1:1s (Jan 2)
A collection of all my writing on 1:1s

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