Many interesting things to read in January.
Stoos gathering took place. Maybe, we’ll be talking about Stoos in 2022 the same way we now talk about Snowbird. Maybe, the Stoos Communique will be as important as the Agile Manifesto is now. One thing everyone seems to have learned about Agile is that, while helping improve software development, it does expose a lot of organizational problems. Solving those problems is what Stoos is about. Once again, a group of gurus (not the same people) gathered at a mountain resort.
- To learn about Stoos Network in more detail, Jurgen Appelo’s seven-part series is a good starting point.
- There has been plenty of activity in the Stoos Network LinkedIn group and in the Twitter #stoos hashtag.
- Translations of the Stoos Communique in many languages are underway. Draft Russian version is here.
- I’ve read one critical opinion of Stoos (by Dave Snowden).
RIM (Research In Motion) was in the news a lot as the company sacked its co-CEOs and installed a new leader. (It was important because I live in Canada, actually in Waterloo and not far from RIM’s headquarters.) While many speculated what may be next for RIM, Jeff Anderson summed up the best advice for RIM in his post, Three People and Their Feedback Loops That Can Transform RIM.
SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (PROTECT (Prevent Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft) IP (of Intellectual Property) Act) protests took place and the bills have been put on hold. Scott Hanselman in his blog examines various clever ways to black out site context, their impact on SEO, etc.
Lean Startup Machine (LSM) Toronto took place on January 26-29. From the winning team, Jason Little shares his story.