Monthly Archives: October 2012

Large-Scale Complex IT-Systems

This recent paper, by Ian Sommerville et al, provides an excellent argument for my recent posting on why the currently established reductionist view behind today’s software engineering methods breaks down in face of system complexity. (Thanks to “The Prof” for the … Continue reading

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The challenges of tomorrow are already here – Ultra Large Scale Systems

My friend the Professor of Innovation at Surrey Business School, a.k.a “the Prof” 🙂 pointed me to some really interesting stuff in the works, Ultra Large Scale Systems. What’s really interesting is that the ULSS guys consider the traditional reductionistic … Continue reading

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Agile organizations and their philosophical viewpoint – Reductionism or Complex Systems Theory…?

Agility, and being agile has become the new definition of goodness  – the new religion – in systems and software development of today, everybody and every organization wants to be agile, and claims being agile. But my experience is that … Continue reading

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Very large scale Agile transformation success story

A very interesting story from Agile 2012 about a very large scale agile transformation, with more than 2000 staff involved, clearly illustrating that unless you manage to change the fundamental cultural patterns of the organization, moving from a traditional hierarchical command & … Continue reading

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