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am often asked, "What is Agile?" The word is used a variety of ways, often to denote specific activities teams use to develop software. Agile is actually a philosophy for which there are a variety of practices that often reflect that philosophy. While this can be discussed in a purely intellectual or academic fashion, I prefer to "let the ...


Steve Didn`t Know Mediocrity

ndoubtedly Steve Jobs is inked into history with the greats - Thomas Edison, Ben Franklin and other inventors. But just as much, he also successfully turned around two major businesses and built two from the ground up, which is overshadowed by his product brilliance. How did he do both - he lived his own life and was not afraid ...


recent client engagement focused on a pivot strategy based on a 5 year product and service launch history. Through mapping services and their resulting characteristics to an adoption quadrant, we were able to clearly see certain trends in market selection, success rates, revenue and profit results which the client had previously not realized. How can this be an ...


Emergent business initiatives are steeped in continuous learning and discovery. The traditional business plan focuses more on planning with conventional models, where a well defined and executed plan is the key to success. If you’re thinking of writing a business plan, stop and consider from where success may come. ot only did I experience the traditional business school classes, but furthermore wrote at least two significant (and traditional) business plans ...


As part of my formal education, root cause analysis was not only taught but also stressed throughout the technical phase of my career. When I began grappling with organizational issues I discovered that the root causes of issues were not necessarily the focal point of decision making. “Don’t confuse the facts with reality” was a frequent experience. Why does management often forgo root cause analysis? What are the consequences? The ...