Archives for November 2009

Roadmap Confusion

Agility Without Strategy

Recently I spoke with a team of very frustrated Scrum developers. They were frustrated because they felt like all they were doing for the past year was chasing features and that the product manager really had no clue where they…

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Silly Innovation

Silly Ways to Creativity

Sitting with the top 20 leaders of a company recently, I listened intently as they attempted to solve a very sensible business issue. They came up with a lot of very sensible suggestions that presented a rational path moving forward…

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Pragmatics

Pragmatic Management

The most difficult aspect of the pragmatic approach to management is its simplicity. It appears blatantly obvious, and for some readers there may be a sense of ‘Your telling me to suck eggs’. Yet, it is keeping this practical perspective…

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Blue Sky Cowboy

Zealots and Cowboys

Pragmatism (prag’ma-tiz’im) is defined as a practical, matter-of-fact way of approaching or assessing situations or of solving problems. It is also one of the most difficult things to achieve when working to promote ‘Best Practice’ and emphasizing the need to…

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