Archives for January 2011

Technical Debt Panel

“What technical debt really means to your business,” (ThoughtWorks & CAST), Thursday, February 17 6:00-8:00 pm PT. The Palace Hotel San Francisco. Delivering quality software quickly is a strategic function of your IT organization. Whether the end-users are internal or external clients, your applications enable the business to run smoothly and maintain a competitive edge. […]

Iterative Delivery, Waterfall Governance

As agile methods become widespread in organizations, the debate over serial, waterfall life cycles versus iterative life cycles is moving from an engineering-level to an executive-level discussion. In terms of project governance, executives are interested in two things—investment and risk. They have to answer two basic questions: What is the projected value or return on […]

Innovators, Imitators, and Idiots

In a PBS interview concerning the financial meltdown Warren Buffett commented on the natural progression of how good ideas go wrong. He called this the “three Is.” “First come the innovators, who see opportunities and create genuine value. Then come the imitators, who copy what the innovators have done. Sometimes they improve on the original […]

Adaptive Leadership Resources

There is a wealth of good source material for agile software development, less but still quite a bit of material on agile project management, and a growing number of general management books that can contribute better understanding to agile principles. However, in general, the material on adaptive/agile/lean leadership is more limited. This blog is an […]

Adaptive Leadership Presentation

Jan 12, Wednesday, Adaptive Leadership Presentation, Austin, TX.