Putting Lipstick on a Bulldog

When outcomes are uncertain, answers hard to devise, That’s the time to form a team, tap dreams, and improvise.… Putting lipstick on a bulldog won’t transform enough, Makeup can’t hide everything; change takes deeper stuff. (e-volve!: Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow, Rosabeth Moss Kanter 2001). In, e-volve!, Kanter sends two clear messages: there […]

    Interview with Martin Fowler (circa 2001)

    At the Agile 2011 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto. To further celebrate, I decided  to re-publish abbreviated versions of my interviews with several of the 17 authors. These interviews were published in my 2002 book, Agile Software Development Ecosystems. They reflect the state of the industry and what these founders of […]

      Interview with Kent Beck (circa 2001)

      At the Agile 2011 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto. One thing that occurred to me about how to celebrate this was to re-publish abbreviated versions of my interviews with several of the 17 authors. These interviews were published in my 2002 book, Agile Software Development Ecosystems. They reflect the state of […]

        Adaptive Leadership–Continuous Change

        All of us fall into clichéd phrases about the constancy and pervasiveness of change—yet our conceptual framework and management practices still view change as an exception. Most of our concepts, practices, and tools are geared to environments in which equilibrium is the normal condition and changes are the exception. Extreme, high-speed, high-change environments are just […]

          An Interview with Alistair Cockburn (circa 2001)

            At the Agile 2011 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto. One thing that occurred to me about how to celebrate this was to re-publish abbreviated versions of my interviews with several of the 17 authors. These interviews were published in my 2002 book, Agile Software Development Ecosystems. They reflect the state […]