“We must be informed and Agile during this time. Know who your customers are, know what they need, and be prepared to delight!” ~ Steve Denning In the book ‘Diffusion of Innovations‘ Everett Rogers provides a perspective of how, why and at what rate new ideas spread in society. According to Rogers, in order for new ideas to become self-sustainable,
A few years ago I was working with a client on an agile transition project. The company was relatively new to agile, but because they had a genuine desire to cut costs and produce higher quality products, they welcomed the opportunity for change. The development team were a good bunch too and had a cross-functional set of skills well suited
If you’re struggling (or have ever struggled) to overcome senior management objections or resistance to agile, you might find this useful: The Case Against Agile: Ten Perennial Management Objections Objections 2, 3 and 7 are common ones I hear all the time. How about you?
Whilst recently attending a networking event, I was asked what I do, to which I replied I’m an Agile & Lean consultant. Being this was not a software development related event, my response was met by blank faces; until one of the group I was speaking to (who I’ll call ‘John’ for the purpose of this post) commented that “agile
My son will be 3 next month. And he’s currently at the stage of language development where he generalises. Which makes for some very interesting — sometimes embarrassing — moments. For example, whilst walking down the street the other day we saw an elderly man. And being the friendly type he is, my son waved to him and said “Hello