Category: Agility

  • Agile adoption of Continuous Integration (CI)

    Agile adoption of Continuous Integration (CI)

    We Agilists talk a lot about the importance of Continuous Integration (CI) as a practice and we talk about it like it assumed; however, when adopting CI in what was a waterfall, iterative or undisciplined environment there will be a lot of hurdles to adoption that have to be planned as part of the CI…

  • Agile Reading List

    Agile Reading List

    This is my Gold Standard reading list for learning and practicing the Scrum Software Development Methodology. Not surprisingly, Scrum can be used for any kind of project, not just software development as it’s Lean Management framework was largely borrowed from Lean Manufacturing principles from Lean Six Sigma, TQM, Kanban, Kaizen and the Theory of Constraints.…

  • Dr. Seuss on Creativity

    Dr. Seuss on Creativity

    “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

  • Agile Planning Quote

    Agile Planning Quote

    “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.”

  • General Patton on Planning

    General Patton on Planning

    “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”

  • Building an albatross

    Building an albatross

    Seth Godin has made me think again about strategic plans and how to build businesses.

  • John Baldoni in Leadership

    John Baldoni in Leadership

    “Leadership is an active, living process. It is rooted in character, forged by experience, and communicated by example.”

  • Managing Humans

    Managing Humans

    Incredible blog about managing humans (real ones). This blog is nice as it is a nice conversation about what it takes to really motivate people to do stuff. It also has a nice design.

  • The value of time

    The value of time

    The older I get the more I value time, mine and others. So while reading Tom’s experience of switching from Windows to Mac OS X via Unbuntu Linux. Tom, like myself, values his time, too. So it’s no surprise to me, while reading that Crossover and Wine mostly wasted a lot of his instead of…

  • Learn Java from the ground up – Java World

    Learn Java from the ground up – Java World

    Java World’s short and not-so-sweet introduction to Java. I recommend coming back to Java World only as a last resort. It wreaks of Vendor bias.