Posts tagged: agile

Tick-Tock of the Agile Clock

14 Feb 2024

I often think about where large transformations go wrong in organizations. I’ve been through several “agile” flavored ones, and at this point, I think they’re mostly doomed to fail. That doesn’t mean that pursuing agility is a waste of time, but there are a lot of things working against transformations, and I want to bring up one of the issues I see everywhere.


Agile Isn't Dead, But Your Career Might Be

18 Jan 2024

All over LinkedIn, my feed is full of people saying Agile is dead or that Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches aren’t needed. I understand both the sentiment and the clickbait nature of this kind of headlines. Though if it were clickbait, people would say the opposite of their title in what they write, but they don’t. They continue to write that agile failed, and these roles and frameworks failed, too.


Does Theory of Constraints Make Sense for Software?

13 Dec 2023

Two well-known books where leadership and software intersect are The Phoenix Project and The Goal. These books are novelizations of a company that redeems itself by leveraging the Theory of Constraints. While The Phoenix Project is very much a take on The Goal with a software angle, the lesson is the same. So here’s the question: does the Theory of Constraints apply to software development?