Tag Archives: Innovation

Clear Agile Speak During a Muddy Easter

By Brian Lucas This one is for all the children who did not have an Easter to remember! “Speak clearly, if you speak at all…” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Jane, an IT friend of mine, who was in town, joined … Continue reading

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Taking a Timeout in Agile!

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

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Are Organizations Really Less Agile Today?

 By Brian Lucas The one is for Brad – conversationalist, satirist, humorist, historian, logician, craftsman, military strategist, but most important of all – my friend! “Once you have something so deeply infused in your culture and your brand, it would be very … Continue reading

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Your not agile if you are just parroting!

By Brian Lucas The one is for my friend RC, who has gone through life helping more people than anyone can count! “Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true.” – H. … Continue reading

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Promote Ideas Not People!

This one is for all the entrepreneurs who have the sense and the courage to reinvent the enterprise and build a better future for everyone without exploiting the workforce in amassing undeserved wealth. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss … Continue reading

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Proving You’re Agile in under 5 Minutes

By Brian Lucas This one is dedicated to my good friend Wayne.  The future is yours for the taking… “The world is moving so fast these days that the one who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by … Continue reading

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Brainstorming your way to being agile

By Brian Lucas This one is dedicated to Shakia, who would have inspired Byron beyond her physical beauty with the sublime nature of her self-sacrifice. “The enterprise that does not innovate inevitably ages and declines.  And in a period of … Continue reading

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Turning Damnable Iteration into Elegant Stepwise Refinement in Agile

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

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Lack of Agility by CEOs to Blame for Slow Recovery

By Brian Lucas This one is for my good friend Anthony to give his active mind a new opportunity for investing. “When you get the majority of the economy predictable, you’re gonna get faster job growth, and companies investing more. … Continue reading

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Sailing in an Agile Ship with Vision and Knowledge to Guide You

By Brian Lucas Dedicated to Joseph P. Wisdo (1951-2013) Colleague, Friend and Humanitarian “Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them … Continue reading

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An Agile Memorial

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

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13 Keeping Agile Predictions for 2013

By Brian Lucas “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” – Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra Don’t look for sources[1] here!  My predictions, after all, are my predictions.  Follow them and either praise or vilify me at the year’s … Continue reading

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The Era of Agile Management Has Finally Arrived

By Brian Lucas “Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” -John D. Rockefeller[1] “Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – … Continue reading

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Being Agile in the Face of Hurricane Sandy

By Brian Lucas This one is for Jessica! – Brian “The value of compassion cannot be over-emphasized.  Anyone can criticize.  It takes a true believer to be compassionate.  No greater burden can be borne by an individual than to know … Continue reading

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A Natural Agilist Finds a Home with Main Line Health’s “Healthy” Agile Organization

By Brian Lucas Main Line Health is a shining star of agility in Southeastern Pennsylvania’s health care industry.  In fact, it is one of the most progressive health care organizations in the country.  Main Line Health is not a small enterprise; … 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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