Amazon LPs: Bias for Action

Amazon’s Leadership Principles, or LPs help its employees hold themselves and each other accountable, through tangible and measurable qualities that guide and lead decision-making, with customers at the forefront. This article will focus on the principle of bias for action. What is bias for action? Amazon’s official quote for this principle is: Speed matters in … Continue reading Amazon LPs: Bias for Action

What I Learned Negotiating With Steve Jobs

An interesting article I stumbled upon that provides a bit of an insight into negotiations.  Enjoy Heidi Roizen's piece in her dealings with Steve, below; (source: http://heidiroizen.tumblr.com/post/80368150370/what-i-learned-negotiating-with-steve-jobs)Fresh out of Stanford Business School, I started a software company, T/Maker, with my brother Peter. He was the software architect and I was, well, everything else. Our little … Continue reading What I Learned Negotiating With Steve Jobs

Estimating Team Project Velocity in an Agile Project, based on 3 factors

A daunting task of project management, during the project release planning stage, is estimating how long a project would take to complete, which heavily depends on how long it will take developers and testers to complete story points. Working out the iteration capacity is what is called team project velocity.  “Velocity is a capacity planning … Continue reading Estimating Team Project Velocity in an Agile Project, based on 3 factors