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Tag Archives: Agile Methods
By Brian Lucas This one is for Denise. See I told you so! “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” –Sydney J. Harris Don’t be misled! Agile methods are mainstream! Forrester Research reported in 2010 … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas The one is for everyone who has the opportunity of giving a helping hand and a kind word to someone in need… and does so! “Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas This one is for everyone who struggles to change the dogmatic processes that the ignorant employ in a futile attempt to control what they don’t truly understand. “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” ― Rupertus … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas This one is for Mari a truly wonderful person who I am privileged to have met. “The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas This one is dedicated to “little Buddy” who passed on before he got a chance to live and “little Bear” in the hope he will live long and in the infinite happiness of puppy-hood all his life. … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas This one is dedicated to the lovely Jennifer, my dear and loyal friend, who found inspiration, dared to be creative and discovered a new world of possibilities. Your future has a bright star! “When we try to … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas This one is dedicated to my dear friend Pat – always a friend in deed!” “There are no rules here — we’re trying to accomplish something.” – Thomas Edison This is one of my favorite quotes of … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas This one is for Elaine of the golden hair. Angels above blush at thy beauty. “Socrates gave no diplomas or degrees, and would have subjected any disciple who demanded one to a disconcerting catechism on the nature … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas Dedicated to Ed – Friend, Familyman and Hero “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Too often today we fail even if we have the talent, because we think conditions are not perfect … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas “Artie, I think we managed to get ourselves in a little trouble!” –James West speaking tongue-in-cheek to Artemus Gordon when confronted by arch-villain Miguelito Loveless, a brilliant, but megalomaniacal little person. In our rushed working environment today, … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas To all my loyal readers and hopefully many more new ones; you have asked many times for agile book recommendations. Well here they are! I usually purchase ecopies of books like this since they are easier to … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas “Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.” – Marcus Aurelius “When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas “Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be.” –Harriet Beecher Stowe A post of mine, “HCM, HIM and Agile are Perfect Together“, had the following reply from Dave Francavilla: Brian, Very … Continue reading
By: Dave Smith and Brian Lucas Since I posted the first set of tips about TFS usage for agile, I received so many requests for additional information that my friend and colleague Dave and I happily collaborated on a list … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas In the recent past, I was asked to address the subject of human capital management, the emergence of human interaction management and their effect on agile. The fact is that the people element in the system is … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas While I don’t, as a policy, generally make product recommendations; I do feel comfortable offering tips and tricks about a particular tools use. Particularly a very popular one. Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server (TFS) is very popular and … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas “Facts are stubborn things; whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – JOHN ADAMS What can you do when someone honestly doesn’t … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas “If you seek the kernel, then you must break the shell…” – Meister Eckhart I was discussing Kanban the other day with several people who were very confused by the concepts. One viewed it as Kanban vs. … Continue reading
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
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
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
By Brian Lucas I created this simple graphic to demonstrate what the generic concept behind agile is. What are your favorite agile diagrams?
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
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
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
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
By Brian Lucas “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao-tzu I have received so many emails and phone calls (how did all these people get my cell phone number) since I started this blog. The majority … Continue reading
By Brian Lucas One day a traveler, walking along a lane, came across 3 stonecutters working in a quarry. Interested to find out what they were working on, he asked the first stonecutter what he was doing. “I am cutting … Continue reading