Showing posts from June, 2010

Going agile the wrong way - How enterprise adaptation hurts agile software development

The topic of how to make agile and enterprise organizations fit together better has garnered some interest. No matter what your position on the issue, if you blog about it, and tell me, I will list a link to your post here. I do believe this is an important issue: Pascal Pinck wrote some thoughtful comments on his blog Hanzatsu . Now on to my post: There is a rather active thread in the Agile Alliance forum on LinkedIn regarding the Agile Manifesto and whether it is in need of an overhaul. The premise is that enterprise organizations have been slow to adopt agile methodologies, and therefore basic agile principles should be revised in order to make adoption easier. I disagree strongly. While I can see ways in which the principles behind the Agile Manifesto can be improved, I believe increased enterprise compatibility is the wrong goal to set. Here is one of my posts in the thread: @Alan - I liked the blog post. (Alan Shalloway's blog post is here .) @Everyone - I lo

First Steps: Starting up a book writing project

I have recently begun working on my new management book project. Translating Tempo! into English is my top priority, but the new book will be based on  interviews to a large extent, and I do not want to pass up good opportunities when I get them. I expect to do several interviews in parallel with working on the Tempo! translation. I won't go into the topic of the new book, but you might find it interesting how I go about working on it. When I began thinking about a new book I started with the question: "Who am I writing for?" Once I had an answer to that, I followed up with: "What is the most useful topic I could write about, considering my audience?" In this particular case, once I had the answer to the first question, the answer to the second question was pretty much a given. When I wrote Tempo! I discovered first-hand that writing a book is an excellent way to get in touch with people, especially if you are a bit reclusive, like me. If you writ

John Seddon talks about seminal moments in the development of the Vanguard method

Professor John Seddon: Seminal moments that informed the evolution of his systems thinking method from The Systems Thinking Review on Vimeo . This is an excellent video. Hannu Kokko tweeted about it .