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Weekly Round-up

I thought I’d try something different for my Friday posts. There are so many great articles that I read during the week that I thought I’d share some of them to give y’all some reading fodder for the weekend.

The Drawback of Shared Services – Goading, the IT Geek.

Shared Services are mostly the norm in corporations. Using queuing theory, this article shows how efficiencies of scale are often not the best outcomes for the customer.

Rijksmuseum to reopen after dazzling refurbishment and rethink – The Guardian

A fascinating example of how cross-functional thinking isn’t limited to the software development world. The museum was reorgainsed to present their collections is a radical new way.

How To Keep Your Best Programmers – DaedTech

Good programmers are like hen’s teeth. Finding them is tricky, and keeping them can be even trickier, especially in an age where Google, Facebook and other New Internet businesses are playing Pied Piper with massive salaries, incentives and awesome working environments. This article talks about one particular aspect that can help – purpose.

And a fun one to end with…

Manifesto for Half-Arsed Agile Software Development

Nuff said.

Enjoy! Let me know in the comments below if this Weekly Round-up works for you.

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