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The flawed rhetoric about “Scrum” and “Organizational Dysfunction”


One of the most bizarre, yet highly touted, “features” of Scrum is that it “exposes Organizational Dysfunction”. Not mere team based, project based, or even departmental dysfunction, but Organizational Dysfunction … enterprise wide. Now this is crazy on so many … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Emergent Design/Subsequent Refactorings


In my previous post, I demonstrated that even with a lowered cost of change curve, change is still expensive. But, you might say, OK, we agree with that, so we’ll try to do more up front analysis and try to … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Technical Elitism


Improving the quality of discourse amongst IT professionals is crucial to regaining the Respect that IT deserves. The current debate techniques often used by varying camps are harmful to IT’s Image and Credibility and harmful to broadening the knowledge and … Continue reading

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Fairly Evaluting Consultant Versus Full Time Rates, Part I


Any Consultant will Frequently be engaged in rate discussions with potential clients.  Many times these are hiring managers, not HR folks. Sometimes, these hiring managers expect consultants to work for the same hourly rate a full timer would perform the … Continue reading

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What to do when Scrum/XP isn’t working in your shop?


By this time, probably at least a few shops have given a try to Agile and Scrum.  For some, things have probably been going fine. For others, perhaps not so fine.  What to do when Agile/Scrum isn’t working for your … Continue reading

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