The Four Dimensions of Adaptability

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I was reminded recently that people think of adaptability in too few dimensions. To me adaptability and agility are synonyms characterized by “the ability to both create and respond to change.” I might extend this definition to include both anticipated and unanticipated changes. If we know something is going to change—product prices for example—then we […]

    Once Upon a Time before Agile

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    Once upon a time, before “agile”, the IT world teemed with scary monsters—huge methodologies in multiple 3-ring binders, processes stacked upon processes and excruciatingly detailed documents ad infinitum. This was the 1980’s when proponents of methodologies such as Information Engineering spent 18-24 months in strategic IT planning before any projects were started! Another 18-24 months […]

      Organizing for Innovation

      One of the constant questions I get goes something like, “Should we create a separate agile group, team, department, product team, or plan our agile transformation within our current organization?” This question arises for agile transformations, but also for innovation in general. Many people approach these questions as problems to be solved once and for […]

        Pictures from recent travels

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        Pictures from recent travel vacation spots, the Grand Canyon (AZ), and the top of Deer Valley ski area (Utah).

          The Ultimate Sand Castle

          This past weekend (Nov.12-13) there was a professional sand castle sculpting event on Siesta Key, FL. Incredible!