Archives for December 2010

Continuous Delivery and Agility

Continuous delivery is one of the exciting new trends in software development (Continuous Delivery by Jez Humble and David Farley). The purpose of the practices and principles of continuous delivery is to encourage “greater collaboration between everyone involved in software delivery in order to release valuable software faster and more reliably (Humble & Farley).” Continuous […]

Agility & Managing Quality

The more I visit companies and see mangled agile implementations, the more I’m convinced that quality, or lack thereof, remains the central issue to effective agility. Organizations begin agile implementations with higher quality as the goal, but then too frequently don’t carry through with the discipline to achieve the goals they have established. There are […]

Clarity over Certantity

In the last 6 months I’ve heard several senior-level executives talk about the need for clarity over certainty. Clarity sounds simple, but it’s not. We embrace agility because it helps us adapt to the turbulence — business, economic, and technological – that creates opportunity and peril. Most of the time significant changes create mounds of […]