Category Archives: Design and Architecture

Timeboxing Is Still Valuable (at least I think so).

In a previous post, I shared a couple of quick thoughts on the need for high-performing teams to have goals.  In this post, I want to focus on the touchy subject that has become timeboxing. It’s become cool for Agilists … Continue reading

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Projects Are Temporary…

I recently tweeted the following:  Projects are meant to be temporary/transient endeavors for creating ‘new’ things. Both the PMI and PRINCE2 definitions of project management makes this very clear.  A review of project definitions show that projects are temporary because … Continue reading

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Addicted To The Status Quo

Are we are addicted to the old status quo?  Could it be that all change initiatives we participate in are just a facade?  Lipstick on a pig?  Fun and games?  Could it be that the way it is, is the way … Continue reading

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Sequential Agile Software Development

Is there such a thing as “sequential Agile software development”?  Possibly.  Maybe.  Look at your process.  How many phases does a piece of work have to go through before its complete?  How many (in)formal stages does your process have?  How … Continue reading

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I’m a Manager, I Manage People

Ok, stop.  I mean it.  Stop this moment. Is a manager supposed to manage people?  NO. You, dear manager, are supposed to focus on creating an environment that enables people to excel at their job.  I’m not making this up. … Continue reading

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What’s In A Hashtag

The #NoEstimates hashtag continues to get a lot of action on Twitter.  It might be something Vegas will want to look into at some point (smile).  I’ve decided to take a break from the Twitter action as I’ve often found … Continue reading

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Spending Other People’s Money (Responsibly)

One of the comments to my recent post on estimation is that people want to know how much “a thing” will cost.  I totally agree!  They also want to know how long “a thing” will take.  Once again you will … Continue reading

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