Monthly Archives: June 2012

Scott Ambler on The Glacial Methodology™ Workshop: A Data-Centric Software Development Process

I love a tongue in cheek satire especially about dogmatically held beliefs.  Here is a great one by Scott Ambler.  It could readily be applied to those who believe in creating copious amounts of documentation and following a waterfall process instead … Continue reading

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Middle of the Road CIOs are Getting Hit by the Innovation Truck

By Brian Lucas “It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution.” –Alvin Toffler The other day I heard a manager state that he was “a middle of the road kind of guy.” At … Continue reading

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From the Leader’s Guide to Radical Management by Stephen Denning

By Brian Lucas “The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.” -Mark Twain The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management by Stephen Denning … Continue reading

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Agile Concepts Graphics

By Brian Lucas I created this simple graphic to demonstrate what the generic concept behind agile is.  What are your favorite agile diagrams?

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Agile Savings versus Traditional Methods

By Brian Lucas Time-to-market savings realized by agile methods comes from many different aspects of agile’s natural mechanisms and flows.  Most of these have a combined effect that contributes even greater economies.  To begin with let us look at two … Continue reading

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Why CEOs Fail in Today’s Agile Business Environment

By Brian Lucas “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin CEOs have always come in all flavors … Continue reading

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Best Reply of the Month Winner

By Brian Lucas There have been so many great replies to the posts that I thought some form of recognition would be in order. So we have created this special post to record and honor the best reply of the … Continue reading

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Employee Suggestions

By Brian Lucas “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” -John Steinbeck A glimpse of life in an agile business versus a non-agile enterprise. At the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Companies – A glimpse of life in an agile business versus a non-agile enterprise.

By Brian Lucas “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin If you look at the history of people and progress, you’ll see three types of people: those who are … Continue reading

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Debunking the Case Against Agile

By Brian Lucas “A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.”  William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist. The Case Against Agile: Ten Perennial Management Objections, which was … Continue reading

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