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

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 / Complex …

Short multimedia review of LESS 2010 conference

The LESS 2010 conference just ended on a positive note of shared knowledge, bridge building between different communities and celebration of great work in the area of Software Development. LESS was started with a great ambition of combining, from the starting point three different communities globally. Those communities were the Agile community, which is focused …

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

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 this assumption …

Why failing matters…

In our world we are often pushed to succeed. All of time. But, as counter-intuitive as it may sound, failure is the key to success! If you are in a position where “they” say “Failure is not an option” or “Make it right the first time” and similar phrases, maybe you should make them watch …