Monthly Archives: December 2012

Characteristics of an Agile organization Just found this excellent paper by Ray Arell, Jens Coldewey, Israel Gatt and Jorgen Hesselberg, on what truly Agile organizations looks like. Highly recommended reading.

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Mild vs Wild Randomness: the Known, the Unknown, the Unknowable

Just reading “The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable in financial risk management” by Diebold et al. Although the book deals with a different domain, that of financial markets, I find many of the messages of the book very applicable … Continue reading

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Denning on Innovation, Agility & accountability

Interesting post again from Steve Denning, this time on USAF’s 1.3BUSD lessons learned…  Also great to see that Denning references “The Prof’s” recent book, Enterprise Software Delivery

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Software engineer: a career dead-end ?

Interesting post from Bloomberg. I guess we should all go into “advanced” roles such as corporate governance, bean counting,  process development and management,  instead of writing code, which apparently anyone can do… 🙂

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The Self-Optimizing Agile Organization

Over the past few days, I attended a “brainstorming think-tank” session at the University of Surrey, hosted by my friend “The Professor”. One of the areas of discussion was “the agile organization”, i.e. what does a truly agile organization, that … Continue reading

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