This book is my harvest—plucking the fruits of a decade of work, fermenting (spontaneously, of course), and distilling it all down into a potent potion that will help teams understand and address the core issues of good product work. Follow along with occasional updates in Parallel Vision.
I worked with Tomomi Sasaki and a large swath of the ResearchOps Community to create the Research Skills Framework. Global workshops. Data wrangling. Pattern writing. Tool building. Project workshops, conference talks, and more.
Christopher Alexander is an architect, builder, and design theorist whose work is driven by a remarkable focus on human wellbeing and staggering intellectual clarity. I've studied his four-volume 'Nature of Order' first on my own, and also with the Building Beauty program reading seminars. I draw heavy inspiration from Alexander's architectural design theories in my software systems work: it's one 'secret' of my success.
(That drawer that has every thing you need, but never the thing you're looking for right now.)