Less SPOFs: pyjunitxml, testscenarios

I’ve made the Testtools committers team own both the project and the trunk branch for both pyjunitxml and testscenarios. This removes me as a SPOF if anything needs doing in those projects – any Testtools committer can now do it. (Including code review and landing). If you are a testtools committer and need PyPI release rights, ping me and I’ll add you. (I wish PyPI had group management).

Reading list

I’ve recently caught up on a bunch of reading some of which are worth commending.

  • Switch – documents the factors that cause changes to fail  (both in organisations and personal stuff), and provides a recipe for ensuring you have addressed those factors in any change you are planning.
  • The Lean Startup – Applies Lean principles to the learning what customers respond well to – in the same way that Lean removes waste from the process of building some X, this removes waste from the process of determining what that X should be.
  • The Innovator’s Solution – Pop science report of research done on why disruptive innovation at existing companies fails; covers structure, management, funding, market analysis, has recommendations to remove these sure-fail cases.
  • The Innovator’s DNA – Pop science report of research done into how people innovate : turns out that there are a lot of things that one can do to be a better innovator.

Read them all, or none. I enjoyed them all.