In most academic programs, design, engineering and business are taught in silos, and the disciplines remain separate as students move into the world of work. Steve Blank makes a proposal for more cross-disciplinary studies and industry engagement during education and mentions Philadelphia University’s new degree program, Design, Engineering and Commerce.
“if you want to succeed, double your failure rate.” (Thomas Watson, IBM Founder)
For me, most of agile thinking derives from two fundamental realizations. First, we must be realistic about our inability to predict the future, and therefore shorten and strengthen feedback cycles. We strengthen feedback by putting working software in the hands of real people, and by test-driving the process of writing code at multiple scales. We …
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Something cool is happening. We’re mixing things up and working in new ways for happier teams and better results. Over the summer, I had a chance to participate in several short projects with balanced teams. Here are some techniques that worked for me.
As I was thinking about last week’s NYC edition of our Agile UX Retreats, and what made this particular retreat so significant, my thoughts went back to the IA Retreats at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA. Those retreats led to the creation of the Asilomar Institute for Information Architecture, which later would be renamed …
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