“I think art is the ability to change people with your work, to see things as they are and then create stories, images, and interactions that change the marketplace.” [Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable] “In a world enriched by abundance but disrupted by the automation and outsourcing of white-collar work, everyone, regardless of profession, [...]
The agile movement has encouraged people to change—from changing technical aspects of programming, to changing social interactions via increased collaboration, to changing management styles to adaptive and facilitative rather than command and control. Sometimes in thinking about organizational change we forget that it is ultimately a “people” change and that organizational change is the accumulation [...]
A very nice write up on my presentation on “The Financial Implications of Technical Debt” in San Francisco last week.
In his classic, The Secrets of Consulting, Jerry Weinberg offers us his Law of Raspberry Jam, “The wider you spread it, the thinner it gets.” I thought about this recently as I’ve read blogs and articles from Agilists who are bemoaning the state of our Agile movement. They are concerned that the movement has gone [...]
Agile, flexible, adaptive and dynamic are all words we use to encourage people and organizations to be more responsive to the turbulence in our business and economic environment. We then deride those who we view as resistant to change. But maybe what holds us back is as much “fear of choice” as it is “fear [...]