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Today's question is on hiring and scaling a startup: Is it advisable for small companies or startups to hire a temporary consultant to build a team of developers and designers?

#agilemethodology #hiring #startup #scale #chieftechnologyofficer #cto #founder
If you’re hiring for more than 5 people, I’d personally hire a CTO, CPO or find a co-founder with prior experience in building teams first, and then work with a recruitment agency.
Because hiring or filling headcounts is not the end goal, you’ll need to make sure the new people are onboarded properly, and they have a roadmap to work on.
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Yes - sort of! We @SunampLtd were initially funded in 2013 by @DECCgovuk (fore-runner of @beisgovuk) under the Advanced Heat Storage SBRI. We proposed latent heat storage heat batteries powered by heat pumps on a time of use tariff - originally @ScottishPower E2000 / @SSE E10 1/
Those systems were mainly in Berwickshire Housing Association homes - all are still in use with some levels of updated system. The last fully original system was upgraded after 7 years service.

They proved to deliver big carbon and cost savings - see images and alt text 2/ Slide heading: ASHP + Heat Battery + Time-of-Use ElectricitySlide headed: Trial Results  • Running successfully since
Case D was my home:

A 5-bedroomed house previously heated by a gas boiler, on the gas grid

2 working occupants, 1 teenage child & 1 visiting young adult

Annual Savings on Heat & Hot Water (1st year)

Energy: 77%; 28,476 KWh
Bill saving: 50%; £926.77
CO2: 46%; 3645 KgCO2

3/
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If you’re not rethinking how your business model and company could be disrupted and made better by software products, you’re not truly doing a product “transformation”.

A thread on the power of #prodmgmt 👇 /1
Over the past 7 years I’ve worked with many large enterprises which are what I call “software enabled”. That means they don’t primarily sell software for revenue.

Banks, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, etc. /2
These companies typically were run on a traditional IT approach - the business tells tech what tools they need, and tech builds them. Tech is a Dev shop, a services org. Not strategic but reactive. /3
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« Comment savoir à tous les coups qu’une idée ne marchera PAS » - Episode 2

Exemple de « Lack of Control » appliqué à la vaccination en Belgique (ok, ca marche MAL plutôt que PAS).

#Requirements #Agile #Systems
L’épisode précédent a introduit la notion de « Lack of Monitoring »

Un système centralisé qui n’est pas omniscient a tendance à exposer plein de “bugs” parce qu’il prend ses décisions sur une information obsolète et/ou incomplète, qui reflète donc mal le monde réel.
Dans cet épisode, on explique le miroir « Lack of Control ».

Un système qui ne sait pas contrôler directement certaines choses, va chercher à en contrôler d’autres et “espérer” une cascade positive. Sauf qu’en pratique ça ne marche souvent pas.

C’est par là 👇
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« Comment savoir à tous les coups qu’une idée ne marchera PAS »

Exemple de « Lack of Monitorability » appliqué à la vaccination en Belgique (ok, ca marche MAL plutôt que PAS).

Ou encore: pourquoi décentraliser, c’est souvent mieux?

#Requirements #Agile #Systems
Dans le thread précédent, j’indiquais l’importance d’étudier ce qui va foirer, plutôt que de foncer sur LA bonne solution.

C’est l’objectif général de l’analyse de risque, ou d’obstacles. Méthodes fort codifiées, qui peuvent être aussi “légères”.
Attention: il est facile de découvrir *après coup* les raisons pour lesquelles un système foire. Y a un côté “charognard” au requirements engineering (RE) académique, qui reste utile pour enseigner.

Cela dit, le RE invite à réfléchir *avant*, pour éviter les ennuis *après*

👇
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« Ok, si j’ai N idées de système comment savoir quelle est LA meilleure »

Spoiler: impasse. Vous posez la mauvaise question.

Mais quand même, intéressons-nous y👇

#Requirements #Agile #Systems
On a vu que pour un problème correctement caractérisé *dans le monde réel* (étape très importante, pour ne pas être trop tôt biaisé par une solution) on trouve assez vite plein de solutions candidates possibles (au stade d’idées plutôt floues).
Là dessus on peut être tenté.e de trouver LA meilleure solution.

C’est légitime, en tout cas si l’on pense qu’on va mettre UNE solution en place...

Sauf que c’est faux. Le sentiment suivant résume à mon sens le mieux la situation à ce stade:
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Tant qu’à perdre son temps sur Twitter, autant joindre l’utile au moins utile:

Je ferai à l’avenir en réponse à ce tweet des threads random sur l’informatique au sein des systèmes et projets complexes.

Comment mieux penser ces systèmes/projets? #Requirements #Agile #Systems
« C’est la faute à l’informatique ». Distinguons le vrai du faux.

(L’actualité nous offre un bel exemple, que j’utilise. Je ne connais rien du système de vaccination et de sa conception - assez opaque. Critique à prendre avec des pincettes: c’est un *exemple*)
J’appelle « système complexe » un système dans lequel un grand nombre d’acteurs doivent collaborer pour atteindre un objectif (par exemple « avoir vacciné tout le monde »).

L’informatique y joue souvent un rôle majeur, mais il s’agit d’un acteur comme les autres.
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1/🧵 Good #DataScience advice that breaks pretty much every rule you learned in class... a thread. (+full blog post linked)

English version: bit.ly/quaesita_rethi…
Spanish version: bit.ly/spanish_rethin…

#AI #MachineLearning #Statistics #RStats #agile

bit.ly/quaesita_rethi…
2/🧵 Allow your approach to be sloppy at first and burn some of your initial time, energy, and data on informing a good direction later. That's right, you're supposed to start sloppily ON PURPOSE.
3/🧵 Have a phase where the only result you’re after is *an idea of how to design your ultimate approach better.*
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Potentially unpopular opinion on the tech industry.

We're already good enough at doing.

#devops, #nocode, #agile are all mainly focused on building things better and faster.

That's not the bottleneck anymore. We should switch our focus to what comes before and after

\1
What comes before?

Context and Situation - WHY are we doing this?

and after?

Learning and Improvement - how are we going to get better over time?

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Agile practices were born into a time where building and shipping was a lot harder and more time consuming than it is now. The tech landscape also moved much slower.

A couple of hours every two weeks is no longer the right balance between execution and reflection.

\3
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on an agile team, whenever someone uses the word "story" and "requirement" to mean the same thing, an angel loses her wings
how do you point out the benefits of using one over the other?

"story" frames with problem, with the person at the center
"requirement" focus on the product, teh soul-less tech
it's better to talk about the user, the user scenario, the actual problem, (the domain), than it is to base your work on clever algorithms and hyped up, buzzwordy shiny tech
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(1) La vuelta al colegio en otoño va a suponer un reto de enrome magnitud. El nivel de incertidumbre respecto al #covid19 es muy elevado. La asimetría de los rebotes, también. La dependencia de los mismos con los usos y costumbres sociales parece evidente
(2) Parece claro también que en España, tanto a nivel de Gobierno Central como de CCAA, existe un elevado nivel de desconcierto y descoordinación respecto a lo que va a suceder.
(3) El problema es un claro problema de innovación: una organización (el Sistema Educativo en su conjunto) se enfrenta a un repentino cambio en las variables de entorno. De hecho, no es “repentino”: hemos tenido seis meses para planificar escenarios y proponer soluciones
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Design Thinking A Funny Take, Coach’s Persona Study.
Life Coaches
They do what they do best! Makes you super motivated on every aspect of the idea. Everything seems.. (#designthinking #leadership #coach #management #business #agile #mentor #humancentered #startup #entrepreneur)
possible. Your heart pumps fast and you feel like an adrenaline rush. Occasionally gives you magic templates to fill. “Do now, Right now!” is the motto. High chances of passing out of extensive exhaustion if you are a normal human being and not on energy drink diet. By the end
of the session, you may silently contemplate to leave your current domain and take up life coaching design thinking as your full-time career.
Corporate Trainer
Take you through the whole syllabus without actual implementable learning. A Very relaxing session, you may topple
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A thread about icebreakers.

So, everybody is complaining about online meetings, I've posted my presentations and board templates already, but one thing that people neglect is icebreakers.

#agile #meetings #suddenlyremote
People think that because these are internal meetings, that icebreakers are not required, after all, well know all know each other.

However, the point of icebreakers is not necessarily to get to know each other, but get everyone loosed up and talking.
My favourite icebreaker of all time is Agile Faces, one that I picked up with @RedHatLabs, however this one is hard to do for remote meetings, and takes a bit of time.

I needed something that I could start almost every meeting with, and that anyone could facilitate.
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To share what you wish you would have known years ago is to handover the chain of tokens, to the people, willing to unlock a better tomorrow. #giveback #NerdZen #TokensToZen #TheNerdsJourney
TokenToZen  #1:
Be Homo Ludens. Play is research. Innovation never stops playing. Put yourself in the players’ shoes. Our world needs true game changers. Be part of the action! #PlayYourDay #Gamification #SimonSinek #InfiniteGames #NerdZen #TokensToZen
TokenToZen #2:
If you ever got to choose what you will loose: Your Eyes or your Ears: How will you decide? A life without sight or a silent one? Choose wisely. Want a hint? Silence is consent? #DecisionMaking #MeaningfulConnections #NerdZen #TokensToZen
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D1 of #50daysofudacity
I finished up to Lesson 2.19
My notes can be found here for quick refernce
docs.google.com/document/u/1/d…
D2 of #50daysofUdacity
I finished up to Lesson 2.25
Also completed lab assignment for a linear regression model to predict the price of taxi in new york city
My notes can be found here for quick reference

docs.google.com/document/u/1/d…
D3 of #50daysofudacity
I finished Lesson 2
Also completed lab assignment for linear regression model to predict the price of taxi in new york city
My notes can be found here for quick reference
docs.google.com/document/u/1/d…
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#DevOps evolved to #DevSecOps to consider #security.
Same way we need to evolve #mlops to #mlsecops to consider issues of security considering #AI.
Over time for #iot also we need to ammend #DevOps to consider #IOTOps where we combine #hardware and #SoftwareEngineering together in #agile fashion.
Put a #cybersecurity flavor and it will evolve to #iotsecops.
Combine #iotsecops, #DevSecOps and #mlsecops together and we are looking first time at holistic and cross cutting #agile development paradigm encompassing #SoftwareEngineering, #hardware, #iot , #ml, #AI and #security.
I am still searching for a good name for it.
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Mein erstes #Flipchart seit Februar 🤩

Morgen findet mein erstes Präsenztraining zum Thema „#Agile #Mindset“ seit Beginn der Coronazeit statt und ich freue mich riesig darauf!

Im Thread: 7 Tipps für eure nächsten Flipchart-Kompositionen 👇
🖌 Verwendet kariertes Papier und dreht es auf die Blanko Seite. So seht ihr beim Zeichnen die Linien zur Orientierung durchscheinen, während sie von Weitem nicht zu erkennen sind.
🖌 Für große Kreise befestige ich einen Bleistift an ein Stück Schnur und verwenden diesen als Zirkel.
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Es un orgullo para la Comunidad de Desarrolladores de Argentina poder acompãnar iniciativas como el #ConnectDay junto a estas empresas @plataforma5la, @distillerylatam, @revistasg y @clarikagroup 💪
¡Hoy es el #ConnectDay! Desde CoDeAr estamos felices de poder acompañar a @wtmriodelaplata, @GDGCordobaARG, @gdgriodelaplata en este día de charlas y de compartir conocimiento en comunidad. Podés sumarte a la transmisión en vivo desde acá:
Comienza la primer charla sobre #DataScience y #Economía, en el contexto de las #transdisciplinas.
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So… some personal news.

After almost four and a half happy years running the European Commission’s Directorate-General for #taxation and #customs, I’ll be moving on to new pastures on 1 May.

Before I go, here are some reflections on the past few years. THREAD (a long one!)
Honestly, it’s been a blast. I’ve had the privilege of leading a truly great team of people in @EU_Taxud. Great expertise, highly committed professionals, and a real family atmosphere, too. A million thanks, #teamTAXUD /2
We have worked very hard on getting the #content right - delivering real progress on both #tax and #customs policy. And on delivering great #digital solutions, too. /3
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1/n I try to keep twitter for professional interest. Now, I need to help my country. Data has been showing Doubling Day factor of 3-4 from the beginning. Infections double every 4 days. 20% need respiratory help and half of those need ICU. Please #FlattenTheCurve #COVID19ireland
2/n Most of my professional network here in the #Agile #Kanban community understand data. Model the number of ICU facilities in Ireland against the infection rate of #COVID19 and look at the data. The worldwide Doubling Day factor is currently 5. We all have a part to play in it
3/n This is exponential growth, not linear growth we are dealing with. Death rate increases when you run out of ventilators and respiratory care. Please take this seriously and help our health service. Take social distance and hand hygiene seriously. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:…
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Jan and I are now both load shifting our heat and hot water demand using heat pumps based on the @octopus_energy #Agile half hourly tariff. I'm genuinely excited to see what my evarage power rice will be. Anyone feeling a little competitive? ImageImage
Obviously meant rice. *price. This is what happens when you tweet from the bath! Those big peaks after 7pm are actually caused by bathing! Increased bathing caused by a cold.
And I meant average too
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In a workshop I’ve been doing recently, we talk about “thinking big AND working small”. Why is this important?

Some companies are reasonably good at strategy and figuring out where the opportunities are...but they’re not great at working small. Result? ... (1/n)
..they learn slowly, respond slowly, and lack “cadence” around the sense/respond loop.

Other companies are reasonably good at working small, but can’t think beyond two week increments (or quarters even). Result? ... (2/n)
..To quote someone from a famous XP “shop” ... “we’re often chasing local optimums, and I’m worried about our strategy. We’ve relied on one muscle and need to build the other.”

People often equate “thinking big” to grandiose, “innovative”, moonshots. That’s not it... (3/n)
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So excited for How to Become an Automation Engineer with @techgirl1908 at @testingatl #automation #testing
Nice gathering this evening with @techgirl1908 at @testingatl #automation #testing
Thanks for the grub @saucelabs at @testingatl #automation #testing
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Tu seras #Agile mon kid
Je ne veux voir aucune larme glisser sur cette gueule héroïque
Et ce #Scrum tout sculpté pour atteindre des sommets fantastiques
Que seul une rêverie pourrait surpasser
... 😇
Tu seras #Agile mon kid
Je ne veux voir aucune once #prédictive
Ni des airs, ni des gestes qui veulent dire
Et dieu sait, si ce sont tout de même les pires à venir
Te castrer pour quelques #analyses
... (ça passe 😋)
Tu seras #Agile mon kid
Loin de toi ces finesses tactiques
Tous ces plans d'origine qui rigidifient vos guises
Sous prétexte d'être le messie fidèle de ce cher modèle anarchique
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