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Steven Sinofsky
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wrote a Learning by Shipping post following up on managing legacy code with a focus on forking code.  should be an interesting discussion here :-)

http://blog.learningbyshipping.com/2013/04/05/forking-responsibly/ 

first post icymi is Surviving legacy code (http://blog.learningbyshipping.com/2013/04/02/surviving-legacy-code/)

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Complexity abounds in coping with legacy code.  This learning by shipping blog post looks at the challenges and patterns associated with what we think of as legacy code.

http://wp.me/p31nkB-6G 

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In what could be considered an extremely bold and thoughtful move, according to reports Yahoo recently announced that employees will be required to work from a Yahoo facility rather than “remote”. As one who has spent time on these challenges, the commentary that followed was arguably predictable. With reactions ranging from tone deaf and archaic to downright anti-motherhood, there seems to be a great deal of pushback or at least feedback. Like so many things in managing a large organization there is no clear cut way to manage through this structural and organizational challenge.

What are some of the considerations in attempting to structure a modern product development team?


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From mvp to evolving/disrupting your existing products, rightsizing a product plan while keeping your longer term vision is a challenging part of product development.  This learning by shipping post looks at some common pitfalls and tools/approaches you can use to overcome this challenge.

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New post on learning by shipping debating product, feature, company -- new gmail app for ios prompted some thoughts. http://blog.learningbyshipping.com/2013/02/11/debating-product-feature-or-company/

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What dev methodology should a team use--such a rich topic for discussion (or debate).  Wrote a post about focusing on the work, not the methodology on learning by shipping. so much to debate here--hope there is a rich discussion.

How well do you embrace the dialog around new ideas when building products? Lots of snark followed a thoughtful post by David Gelertner. Maybe some perspective is in order - thoughts http://wp.me/p31nkB-4a on learning by shipping blog. 

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tricky product design challenge: balancing tradeoffs across different customers -- new learning by shipping post -- http://wp.me/p31nkB-3p

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"Managing through disagreement" -- some thoughts on challenges when teams disagree.  Posted on Learning By Shipping http://wp.me/p31nkB-3s

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Some thoughts on learning from the competition. New post on learning by shipping. http://wp.me/p31nkB-3f 
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