Archive for the ‘Strategy’ Category

Effective Risk Management That Isn’t Boring


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


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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Strategy as Simple Rules


“Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior. “ – Dee Hock, Founder and Former CEO of VISA International My wife and I help run a small private school in our spare time. That pretty much means that we don’t […]

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