Archive for the ‘Strategy’ Category

Having the Right Answer is Not Enough

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I’ve often been involved in conversations exploring the right way to build software in large organizations. Very commonly, clients are exploring Agile versus Waterfall. Recently, at a significant conference in our industry various people were representing different “best ways” to build software. Different people held options like Scrum, XP, SAFe, LeSS, and Disciplined Agile Delivery […]

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Working Towards Perfection

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As Roy McAvoy (played by Kevin Costner) said in the movie Tin Cup, “Tempo is everything; perfection is unobtainable…” McAvoy was describing a golf swing with these words, and anyone who has played a round, been to a driving range, or even observed the professionals on a televised tournament can attest, the perfect swing is […]

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Operationalizing Strategy with a Systems Perspective

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While there are many books and much research on organizational development, this system view combined with some validated learning over time is a powerful way to look at organizational challenges as a coach/consultant. Let’s take a closer look to define these areas then apply some validated learning from my own experience. Business Outcomes – the outcomes […]

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Effective Risk Management That Isn’t Boring

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Last week at Agile 2012, there were a couple Risk Management talks that blew my mind.  I was already comfortable with the notion that Agile methods offer a set of effective IMPLICIT risk management practices (e.g. iterative learning cycles, fully tested iteration increments). But this past week, I learned the community is beginning to mature […]

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The Software Requirements Balancing Act

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In my last post… First Order Agile Scaling… I made a quick comment that I think needs further explanation. I said that it is always a good idea to have the technical folks collaborate with the requirements folks to make sure that the requirements space and the solutions space are kept in balance. I’ve said […]

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