Biz and dev tensionOften warTwo tensionsChange mindsAlways felt like they had to wait
Get someone else do to do it – buy software, hire a contractorGet your users to do it – user participation modelGet it for free – open source or free services -- Find a partner – wordpress and microsoft Basic versus deluxe – 37 signals
Figurative company – focus core competency
Being busy and making value / getting stuff done.
Being Productive = Shipping CodeShipped Code = Opportunity to Gain Value
This is the drunk wander. When you do one thing at a time, you have to have a vision, otherwise it’s a drunk wander.
WebVisions 2010Life At Cheezburger: A Radical Plan for Success<br />Scott Porad<br />Cheezburger Network<br />email@example.com<br />http://scottporad.com<br />http://twitter.com/scottporad<br />
The Swarm MethodThe entire team works on one thing at a time, together, until it’s done.<br />
Swarm Scenario<br />Inputs<br />5 developers – 25 dev days per week<br />5 x 1 week projects – 25 dev days required<br />Results<br />Do Lots Method = done in a week…hooray!<br />Swarm Method = done in a week…hooray!<br />FTWBBQ!!1!<br />
Reality Bites:Minds Change on Tuesday<br />Do Lots = nothing ready to ship, wasted 2 days<br />Swarm = 2 projects ready to ship, wasted zero<br />
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”— George Santayana Life of Reason, Reason in Common Sense,1905<br />
“Gradually we are discovering that the default revenue model on the internet should probably be the simplest one — that is: basic transactions for physical or digital goods, and recurring transactions (aka subscriptions) for repeat usage.”— Dave McClureSubscriptions are the New Black, February 1, 2010<br />