I finished reading “Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs” by John Doerr. The book describes a process based on something called OKR. KPIs are in some cases confused with OKRs. OKRs are like KPIs on steroids.
In a nutshell, one specifies an objective / goal and then defines a set of OKRs which need to be completed to achieve the objective. The process has been used by many successful companies and organizations worldwide.
The book is easy and interesting to read. I already created two objectives and a set of OKRs for each. Will let you know in about three months how my OKRs worked. Continue reading “Working with Images Using NumPy”
A couple weeks ago I attended the one-hour webinar “Reduce System Complexity with Data-Oriented Programming” from the ACM. I have been a member of the ACM for a long time and enjoy their webinars, magazine, and access to on-line courses. At this time they offer access to PluralSight which happens to also be offered at work.
The following comes from the invitation to the ACM webinar:
Complexity is one of the main difficulties in the development of successful software systems. Modern programming languages and frameworks make it easy to develop and deploy our code quickly, but as the code base grows, complexity makes it challenging to add new features. Continue reading “Data Oriented Programming – DOP”
What do the following countries: China, Egypt, England, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, just to mention a few, have in common? At some point in the past they were superpowers and for some reason or another they let someone else take their place.
If I would have been living in Italy, specifically in Rome 2000 years ago, I would have told the emperor and their citizens that we had to change our ways or we would allow a country to collapse. That is easy said because we have learned about the history of Rome and the many other countries that went through the same experience, yet it has always been a somewhat different situation. Continue reading “Agile – Does it work as is?”