Fractals, the solution to all of your scaling problems. Including Scaling Agile

0.0 00 It is no secret that I love planning. I’m not coming out of the closet now, that’s been true forever! And at some point in my life I was even “cool” with that. Additionally, I want you to know (although you will not yet understand why) that I still love planning. That’s me …

Dude! Where’s my manager? or Why you should attend LESS2011

0.0 00 Many teams start their agile transition from the “developer-side”. This is quite normal, developers (coders and testers) feel the pain more than others because they need to actually get the product/system finished. But by focusing on developers, aren’t we missing something? Aren’t we forgetting that many of the consequences we so detest come …

LESS goes Stockholm for LESS2011, join us there in October

0.0 00 Last year I was involved in the organization of a unique conference. LESS2010 was a unique conference because it brought together different communities. We wanted to make sure that people with different points of view would discuss those points of view. The aim was to create a space for sharing ideas from different …

You cannot transition to Agile. Stop and just embrace it!

0.0 00 I am writing this blog post to explore a concept. So bear with me, I’ll probably ask more questions than I’ll answer. Why do most Agile fail in our companies (or government organizations for that matter)? My view is that we cannot actually transition from a command and control management paradigm to Agile …

Tired of useless boring planning meetings? Read on, I’ve got a solution for you

0.0 00 In a meeting today I was graphically reminded of how some of the basic concepts in software development still escape many of us. Case in point, the meaning of capacity. In many people’s minds capacity still means “how many man-hours we have have available for real work”. This is plain wrong. Let’s decompose …