No More Fake Deadlines

Fake Deadlines are the biggest life sucking hole in the history of business. Fake Deadlines do not follow reason, they are illogical and capricious. Fake Deadlines waste the most valuable asset of a company: their people. Fake Deadlines are evil because they do not lead by inspiration, they lead by fear. Fake Deadlines cause stress,…

Beyond DevOps: Bringing Agile to the Enterprise. Why SAFe and Kanban are Leading the Way.

"Companies rarely die from moving too fast, and they frequently die from moving too slowly." Reed Hastings, Netflix In the last 3 years, Agile has leaped beyond Software Development & IT to find receptive ears in the offices of important CEOs and their management teams. This time unlike what happened in the early 2000s the…

The 12 Commandments of Done

The philosophy behind Agile, Lean and Kanban can go beyond business projects or products to actually inspire our life, our dreams, and personal projects. Guided by this fact, and also by the writings of Bre Pettis and Kio Stark, I give you the 12 Commandments of Done, hoping they can inspire you to conquer your mountains: Thou shall…

Top Project Management Salaries Across the globe, as reported by PMI’s 2011 survey: Switzerland: US$ 160,409 Australia: US$ 139,497 Germany: US$ 110,347 The Netherlands: $109,775 Belgium: $108,750 USA: $105,000 Canada: $98,517 Ireland: $101,635 United Kingdom: $96,384 New Zealand: $91,109 The one constant we see is that all these countries have high levels of development. With…

The first 90 percent of the code accounts for the first 90 percent of the development time. The remaining 10 percent of the code accounts for the other 90 percent of the development time. Tom Cargill. Bell Labs. It sounds a bit funny, yet so many times it’s true. The question is why? The reason…

Kanban: Fly Different – An Introduction

Several people have asked me to explain the basics of Kanban’s Agile approach to Software Development. This presentation is a simple, straight forward, fun way to get what Kanban is all about. Feel free to comment on it, or contribute for a future revision. You can click below to see it: (Source: http://www.slideshare.net/)