🔗 Simple suggestions for technology investment

Simple suggestions for technology investment. | by swardley | Apr, 2024 | Medium Wardley’s unproven method of thinking about investment. Step 1: Ignore the consultants, business gurus and analyst reports. Step 2: Gather some actual practitioners. Step 3: Ask them what matters. Step 4: Categorise the list. Step 5: Map the perspectives [Parallel] Step 6: Identify areas of investment. [Parallel] Step 7: Aggregation and comparison. TL;DR Be clear on your purpose....

April 10, 2024 · 1 min · 98 words

🔗 Making a Business Case for Accessibility in Small and Large Publishing Organisations

Show Me the Money: Making a Business Case for Accessibility in Small and Large Publishing Organisations | BookMachine DON’T: Say it’ll increase sales DO: Talk about compliance DON’T: Pretend to be a lawyer DO: Speak to a lawyer DON’T: Promise AI will fix everything DO: Explore vendor options DON’T: Narrow the conversation solely to print disability DO: Talk about readiness and future-proofing DO: Talk to experts

April 9, 2024 · 1 min · 66 words

🔗 Lean Value Tree

Lean Value Tree | Open Practice Library The LVT follows a Top-Down framework: Vision > Strategic Goals > Bets > Initiatives. A company’s vision is broken down into a number of strategic goals, which are then defined into a number of bets, out of which value streams and initiatives with specific, targeted outcomes drive achievement from the bottom up. Strategic layer Ambitious Mission — What is our destination as an organisation?...

March 20, 2024 · 1 min · 161 words

📺 A plan is not a strategy

A Plan Is Not a Strategy - YouTube Strategic ≠ Planning What most “strategic planning” is in the world of business has nothing to do with strategy. It’s got the word, but it’s not. It’s a set of activities that the company says it‘s going to do. … but the results of all of those are not going to make the company happy, because they didn’t have a strategy. What’s a strategy?...

February 20, 2024 · 2 min · 366 words

📜 Simple tips for managing any project

The distinction between a map and a graph is that in the map, the space has meaning. … Almost everything you’ve ever seen in business that calls itself a map, is instead a graph: mind maps are mind graphs, business process maps are business process graphs, etc. What gives space meaning is the anchor … combined with the position of pieces … and consistency of movement … — Simon Wardley in Simple tips for managing any project

February 4, 2024 · 1 min · 77 words

🔗 The exponential horn of testing

The exponential horn of testing · GitHub The actual model that more closely resembles what we need should have the bare minimum of E2E tests, quite a number of service tests and the vast majority should be unit tests. Exponential model: x = 10^hy So if the height h goes from 1 to 2 to 3 then we have 1 E2E test to 100 service tests to 10,000 unit tests....

September 14, 2023 · 1 min · 85 words
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💭 From Chaos to Strategy: Embracing Firefighting at Work

We use the analogy of firefighting when people handle unexpected problems at work. Instead of reacting in a chaotic manner like civilians, adopt the strategic approach of trained firefighters. This involves having a plan, clarifying roles, training people and practicing together. Doing so, we can create a better culture of preparedness in our companies.

April 3, 2023 · 3 min · 488 words

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Part 1: Why Microsoft’s reorganization is a bad idea Part 2: The uncanny valley of a functional organization Part 3: Services, Not Devices is the best way forward for Microsoft (via stratēchery by Ben Thompson )

July 23, 2013 · 1 min · 36 words

🔗 How to Evaluate a (paid) iPhone App Idea – Tony Wright’s Startup Front-End

How to Evaluate a (paid) iPhone App Idea – Tony Wright’s Startup Front-End So, should you launch a paid app? Maybe. Every entrepreneur is different. If you want to build a big/impactful business, it’s not the right path (…). If what you want is a bootstrapped freedom-from-employment effort or are passionate about an idea that’s a lousy fit for in-app purchases, paid apps are a great path.

July 28, 2012 · 1 min · 67 words