Why I *love* Kanban Method
David (naturally) summed it up so well:
With the Kanban Method we assume that the workers know best how to do their work and are also best at discovering what is impeding it and affecting performance and customer satisfaction. What they need is a mechanism to understand their problems, a method to evaluate those problems, models to suggest changes and improvements, and empowerment to make the changes required. Kanban delivers this. Kanban delivers evolutionary change, by the workers, for the benefit of the whole system.
Who could put it any better?
Another one bites #iOS7
iOS7 clearly presents a big change for the current users as well as to potential new adopters. Some will like it, some would hate it. Most, I think, will tolerate it.
iOS7 does take some getting used to. Pictures, screenshots, videos do not pay justice to what it really feels like. It is flat, but perceptually deep. It is not faux 3D/look-like-a-real-thing, but it is also different from hi-def office print look of “Windows 8 style” (formerly known as sym^H^H^H ‘Metro’).
It grows on you. And it has improved since earlier betas. Beta 4 I use now has not spontaneously rebooted, none of the apps I used sporadically closed. I only saw a few things that I would love to see changed by September launch time.
Keyboard. It is lovely in English. Maybe even a bit more useable than on iOS6, but in Cyrillic layout it is less exact, more error-prone. Maybe it is due to too low contrast with extra 7 letters to fit?
Where did automatic-capitalization-delete go? What I mean by that is that in previous versions when you backspace a capitalized letter your keyboard would auto switch to upper-case. Not anymore.
App folders look like balloons. I don’t mind rounded corners, but these are too round…
(Very specific to a given language) Translations… In Mail, when I swipe to delete Russian translations look misplaced, especially the one that cancels (it says “Ещё”)…
I’ll have to monitor this, but I nay have had a proximity sensor misbehavior a-la iPhone 4 during one conversation.
I am pretty sure there would be a few more beta releases before official launch and it would be a pleasure to see it change.