Introduce Agile – the quick fix to a slow team!

What happens if you only focus on making the team agile? Be careful what you ask for – you might just get it! Whenever I face a new organization trying to implement Agile as a work method, a specific question always strikes me; “Why do you want to move towards Agile?” Very often I get… Read More »

What I learned from chopping wood

When I moved to a farm, three years ago, I thought I would be able to take what I had learned from consulting and agile and apply it to farming. I soon found out that I was wrong. The true lessons were not in what I could re-apply in farming but in what I could… Read More »

Rock star agile developers

Rock star agile developers. We are all talking about them. But are they truly out there? Studies show that developer productivity falls into a wide range. An average run-of-the mill developer has a productivity of 1. A great programmer might be a 10. A poor programmer might be a -1. Yes, that’s right: put an… Read More »

Risk Management in Three Simple Steps

Risk management is a diverse topic. It can be the simple intuitive risk handling that we do in our everyday lives. We are born with a survival instinct, or a risk aversion , that helps us avoid falling off roofs and other dangerous things. Risk management can also be a highly regimented and mathematically advanced… Read More »

Guest appearance on Architecture Corner

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Casimir Artmann and feature as a guest on his “Architecture Corner”. We talked about agile and why it is necessary. Read more here on the blog or watch the video:

Why are you still buying IT?

Why are you still buying IT? Does it make any sense to keep buying IT when you could buy services that actually do something for you? Could you stop buying IT altogether? No and yes. Thinking that you buy services that help your company meet goals is a big mind shift away from “traditional IT”.… Read More »

Sometimes #noestimates can’t help you predict the future

Now that #noestimates has become fairly mainstream, you could wonder how #noestimates can help you predict the future? When I saw that InfoQ included #noestimates as part of their “State of Agile” article for 2014 it was clear to me that #noestimates will continue to be part of our common future.

Two recent posts

I’ve recently posted two pieces of content on other platforms: “Picking a Positive Password” on LinkedIN. “A project is an investment to get money” on Slideshare.

Should you distrust agile?

Why do some people distrust agile software development? Should you distrust agile software development? How can you possible trust people who say that they will “take your money and deliver something” after a month or so? How can you possible trust people who have a rubber bird as part of their continuous integration process? After… Read More »

Software Development Success

Software development success is organization dependent. Which organizations are successful in developing and delivering software? Which projects will be successful? That is a crucial question in an industry with an annual turnover of over 400 billion USD and only a 50% success rate. Is it enough to be agile or is there something else needed?… Read More »