Archives for October 2010

The Financial Implications of Technical Debt

[quote style=”boxed”]”Technical Debt may be costing you more than you imagined!”[/quote] There has been a great deal of discussion in the agile community about technical debt, much of it recently being led my colleague Israel Gat. The technical debt curve in the Figure shows how technical debt increases the cost of change over time, until […]

Agile—Strategic, Portfolio, or Operational?

One reason organizations have difficulty implementing agile/lean methods is that they fail to tie the reasons for implementation to business strategy. My definition of is that “agility is the ability to both create and respond to change in order to profit in a turbulent business environment.” The degree of agility required by the business then […]

Agile Management Course

“Agile Management Mastery” course (with Pat Reed). October 8,9-15-16, University of California Berkeley Extension, San Francisco.

Agile Australia 2010 Conference

Melbourne (Sept. 14-15). “Accelerating Agility for Executives and Managers.” “Beyond Scope, Schedule, and Cost: Optimizing Value.” InfoQ Summary

The Agile Manifesto Article

The original Agile Manifesto article published in 2001 by Martin Fowler & myself.