My mother had a love for the work of Tom Lehrer so from a young age I grew up listing to his songs. To this day key phrases from his songs come to mind, especially when meeting some of the manipulative stupidities that attempt to pass themselves off as new methods and approaches to organisational […]
I’ve given a fair number of talks over the last year around the general theme of Rewilding Agile. And while this post is going to start with the Agile movement which is hitting its twentieth anniversary shortly, the post has much wider applicability which I will develop shortly. This is also the first of two posts […]
The picture is of a doctor wearing a plague mask. The mask is to protect him from the night air, or miasma, which was thought to be the way the disease spread. The somewhat elaborate protection might have caused enough distraction for him not to notice the myriad flea bites which were the real vector. […]
This is the first of a series of posts on the agility; of indeterminate length and intermittent in nature it will, of necessity be at times polemical and curmudgeonly. To set the context, it all started with the Agile manifesto, went onto the Agile method wars (as yet no peace settlement but its settled into […]
My opening keynote at the Scaling Agile conference in Brussels yesterday got a good response on twitter and resulted in some good conversations through the rest of the day. As a part of that I put up a slide I have used once before listing examples of sin in Agile practice. I was asked if […]
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