In Sailing on July 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm
One of the joys of having a sailboat is (in all seriousness) restoring a boat to better than new. With my Precision 18, there’s plenty of opportunties for this. Today, I realized I wasn’t sure how to go about restoring the hull (the gelcoat is chalky, but there’s not many scratches) – what do I do, how do I do it and in what order?
Fortunately, I found a good article that gave what is essentially a hierarchy of steps for recovering / restoring the shine in the hull (after cleaning):
- try waxing,
- and if that isn’t sufficient then try polish,
- and if that isn’t sufficient then try compound
- and if that isn’t sufficient then try sandpaper
Fortunately, I tried waxing last year – and the results looked good.
So, now I’m on to Practical Sailor to read reviews on wax.
In Lean Startup, Product Development on February 9, 2012 at 3:59 am
How would you benchmark the productivity of a product-development team in lean-startup?
In my experience at Food on the Table, we’ve been much more productive than any of the other early-stage startups I’ve been involved with. I believe that one of the causes is our pervasive use of lean-startup & feel as if we’re on to something important here. So, how can I (dis)prove this?
I recognize the some of the inherent issues in my question:
- no accepted standard to compare productivity
- small sample size
- what’s the impact of environment & how can it be separated
- what does lean-startup have to do with this at all
… despite these issues, I’m still asking the question.
Ok, you might…
So if you’ve got some ideas how you’d benchmark product development productivity, and maybe how’d you’d take that to the next step, how to compare, then leave a comment below.