Today is the 75th birthday of Liberty, what used to be the National Council for Civil Liberties in the UK. It's good to remind ourselves why they were founded (in 1934) since we now live an society where the authorities have unprecedented powers of and infrastructure for surveillance. It looks like we gave too much […]
Some time ago we announced a narratives project around the practice and community of Agile Software development. It got stuck for a while but, with now that Cognitive Edge has finished the new version of its fragment gathering system, we should be able to make some progress. This reminded me once again of how, in […]
The (London) Times had a front page recently on the juggernaut that is the NHS IT project. First there was a letter making the lunatic proposal that we commission our university computer departments to write the code 1. There's a nice response from Alan Pollard (British Computer Society) that makes the position clearer Few IT […]
I somehow find myself as the guest blogger for a couple of weeks. My format introduction is: Steve Freeman is a pioneer of the Agile Software movement in the UK, where he helps companies to deliver software. He is a presenter and organizer at international industry conferences, and was Chair of the first London XpDay […]
The Cynefin Company (formerly known as Cognitive Edge) was founded in 2005 by Dave Snowden. We believe in praxis and focus on building methods, tools and capability that apply the wisdom from Complex Adaptive Systems theory and other scientific disciplines in social systems. We are the world leader in developing management approaches (in society, government and industry) that empower organisations to absorb uncertainty, detect weak signals to enable sense-making in complex systems, act on the rich data, create resilience and, ultimately, thrive in a complex world.
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