At Conflux Books we’re delighted to have joined up with Lean Agile Scotland to give every conference attendee a copy of the book Team Guide to Metrics for Business Decisions by Mattia Battiston and Chris Young. The book provides clear explanations and practical approaches for teams to understand and use metrics as part of software delivery. Co-author Chris Young is running a workshop at the 2019 conference with Kate Gray on understand our mental models.
We have published a new version of the book Better Whiteboard Sketches by Matthew Skelton with a new chapter: Use colour but think in monochrome and new exercises for Chapter 1 and Chapter 2.
Go to https://leanpub.com/BetterWhiteboardSketches/ to buy the book or download a sample chapter. All purchases are covered by the Leanpub money-back guarantee.
Zühlke has been running internal tech conferences for several years to accelerate learning across different teams in the ten countries in which Zühlke operates. The event in 2019 was the largest yet, with about 900 participants and dozens of sessions. We asked Steve Freeman (Distinguished Consultant at Zühlke) about the role played by internal tech conferences at Zühlke.
Fran Buontempo is the author of Genetic Algorithms and Machine Learning for Programmers, published in 2019 by The Pragmatic Programmer. She is the editor of ACCU’s Overload magazine. She has published articles and given talks centered on technology and machine learning. With a PhD in data mining, she has been programming professionally since the 1990s. During her career as a programmer, she has championed unit testing, mentored newer developers, deleted quite a bit of code and fixed a variety of bugs.