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Thoughts on “Managing” Software Development

I’ve written in the past on management and managers and you can find some of those thoughts here however I want to share some additional thoughts.  These thoughts are basically my answer to the question of: what does a Software … Continue reading

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Are Projects Your Only Option?

It’s often suggested to me  (via Twitter, LinkedIn, work – thanks Karen),  that I’m anti-project managers in Agile (or Lean).  This is incorrect (although I am opposed to the way many project managers (and managers in general) actually work but … Continue reading

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Agile Is Not The Goal

Or is it? Ok, it isn’t but I’m tired of reading posts or comments via various outlets that try to remind us that business agility  (or whatever) is THE goal and Agile is not.  While there is truth in that, … Continue reading

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Is Your Oven The Right Temperature?

A large number of organizations attempt to to have their software developments go “Agile” for a variety of reasons.  The sheer number of discussions in Agile discussion groups is a reflection of this craze. Many of these attempts fail and fail … Continue reading

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Have You Seen The System Lately?

Have you seen the system?  Let’s start with a little story.. A father goes into his children’s bedroom to wake them up and get them ready for school. As he pulls the covers off of his daughter, he notices that her eyes seem … Continue reading

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Outcomes Over Outputs

When you plan an event, what are you more concerned about?  The outputs or the outcomes?  At face value, these may seem to be the same thing, but are they? Think about a soccer team involved a soccer match.  The … Continue reading

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I’m a Manager, I Fix Problems

Well depending on what type of organization you are trying to help create, that could be a problem. For business agility via Agile or Lean methods (remember methods are NOT the goal) to be highly successful in an organization, the organization must … Continue reading

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