Weekly roundup 20/6/14
Here is what your friendly dxwers have been reading and sharing this week.
- Interesting stuff from GOV.UK blogs
The dxw powered GOV.UK blogging platform has a refreshed landing page listing all the available jobs – and now there is a Flipboard magazine version too!
- Inject purpose into retrospectives
Idea: don’t just have retro tasks – for each task hypothesise what the benefit should be, then review whether the task achieved what you wanted
- Say hello to the talent hacker
“We’ve seen methodological revolutions in how we build technology, manage products and do marketing in recent years. But the processes involved in hiring and managing people seem to have barely changed at all.”
- Cleaner Themes: A Persil.co.uk WordPress Case Study
Some simple and awesome ideas to +++ your WordPress themes
- Spotify Engineering Culture – part 1
Really interesting video on scaling up agile, and why principles should trump practice
- GDS – Running retrospectives
“A central principle of agile is quick feedback loops – you demonstrate something to the user as soon as possible so you can see how well it suits their needs. Retrospectives are the way we apply this to our own teams to find out what’s working and what isn’t, so a team can continuously improve.”
- Introducing Normalize-OpenType.css
One for the typography geeks. Kenneth Ormandy provides a way to overcome browser variation when using all the goodness of OpenType fonts.