Monthly Archives: April 2011

Self determination theory resources

I came across these in Dan Pink’s “Drive” Advertisements

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More on Self directed teams, Knowledge management

I’ve been sharing this video for the past 6 months or so. It includes Dan Pink’s talk about motivation based on his book “Drive”. I’ll review Drive in another post. RSA is the Royal Society for the encouragement of … Continue reading

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Sapiens Lacuna

“how valuable an asset in all walks of life is knowledge of people, of local conditions, and of special circumstances. To know of and put to use a machine not fully employed, or somebody’s skill which could be better utilized, … Continue reading

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Determining cause and effect, “Do cell phones cause brain damage?”

In the NYTimes, Siddhartha Mukherjee writes a very accessible article discussing experimental designs for experiment, retrospective, and prospective studies. Each approach has advantages and limits. I find out the examination of personal memory in these studies most useful. Often contemporary … Continue reading

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Uruguay SPIN

I’m returning from Montevideo Uruguay today. Yesterday (April 12, 2011) I spoke at the inaugural SPIN Of course I spoke about PSP, and TSP, and AIM based CMMI process improvement. It still seems “too good to be true ” … Continue reading

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Software Developer’s Creed

“I understand your requirements, I will do  my utmost to meet it, but until I make a plan, I can not responsibly commit to a date” Plan first, then commit.

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