Shearing Layers: Multiple Methodologies in a Project

Shearing Layers: Multiple Methodologies in a Project
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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Almost 10 years ago now, I was the lead analyst on a project for a large branded consumer products manufacturer, putting in place a number of websites for various brands and portfolios. We were building the sites in Vignette, and the dev lead was fixated on the number...

Read This Book: Making Sense of Agile – Balancing Control and Agility

Read This Book: Making Sense of Agile – Balancing Control and Agility
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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Chuck Cobb has an excellent upcoming book that very effectively argues for appropriately selecting the level of Agility that a project needs. It’s also a non-judgemental introduction to Agile for people from a traditional/PMP® background, appealing to those of...

Agile -v- Lean

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Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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It’s bothered me for a while now: why do Agile proponents regularly claim that what they are doing is Lean? It’s clearly not – the first item in the Agile Manifesto: we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools...

The Downfall of Agile Hitler (Warning: v sweary captions)

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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I’m planning on watching Downfall tonight (note: because of the parodies, not despite them – without them I’d have never have known about it), but this tickled me. via youtube.com I like this one a lot too – my limited German skills...

Agile -v- PMBoK

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Transformation Consultant at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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There’s a good – and so far level-headed – discussion on Agile methods compared to the full PMI PMBoK approach going on over on Linkedin, based on this article. One of the contributions encapsulated quite a lot of insight in a short space, so (with...
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