Lean and Agile Category

Agile Australia 2009 Conference Report

I had the pleasure to attend Australia’s inaugural Agile Conference in Sydney supported by the Agile Alliance.  It was a 2 day event on 15-16 October.  Being the first Agile Conference in Australia, the key theme centered around Agile Adoption and how companies have adopted Agile; Why companies have adopted agile; and Issues and Challenges […]

Rate this:

Read More

Customers Should Be Part Of The Team

Source: Dilbert 21-Sep-2009 Dilbert cartoons are great because they poke humour in everyday working situations, and they wouldn’t be funny if they weren’t true.  Too many times have I seen project teams in the situation above, including ones I have worked on. Customers should be made part of the team.  A goal in Agile is […]

Rate this:

Read More

How Pixar uses Agile like practices to make their movies

The Harvard Business Review has published an article on How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity in making their movies.  The link is only a summary to the full article (which is paid), but it does provide some insights on how Pixar approach their film making. Building complex software systems is very different to making a blockbuster film, […]

Rate this:

Read More

Management’s Role on Agile Projects

Mark Levison has written an excellent post on How Can Management Contribute to an Agile Project? His post nicely complements my previous posts on a similar topic. 

Rate this:

Read More

IT is never 100 percent at fault for any massive project

If you read my previous blog post on Executive Support For Agile Adoption, I described how management support is important. This topic is tocuhed on in Thomas Wailgum’s recent article in the CIO.com [5 Aug 2009], After a Massive Tech Project Failure: What IT Can Expect.  In his article he states – IT is never […]

Rate this:

Read More

Executive Support For Agile Adoption

One of the biggest failure to adopt Agile is not having the right mindshift change.  This mindshift change can be quite signficant for some.  Agile methodologies are a paradigm shift from tranditional “monumental” waterfall methodologies. Managers and organisational leaders have a key role in helping adopting and transitioning to agile and this starts with the […]

Rate this:

Read More