I consult, write, and speak on running better technology businesses (tech firms and IT captives) and the things that make it possible: good governance behaviors (activist investing in IT), what matters most (results, not effort), how we organize (restructure from the technologically abstract to the business concrete), how we execute and manage (replacing industrial with professional), how we plan (debunking the myth of control), and how we pay the bills (capital-intensive financing and budgeting in an agile world). I am increasingly interested in robustness over optimization.

I work for ThoughtWorks, the global leader in software delivery and consulting.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Agile Readiness Assessment Webinar - 19 September

Please join me on Friday, 19 September for An Agile Readiness Assessment, a ThoughtWorks sponsored webinar.

Taking on Agile can appear to be an overwhelming commitment with no obvious place to start. For one thing, Agile is often a significant departure from how a team is operating, requiring organisational changes, new practices, and stricter discipline. In addition, because there are so many different things to be done - from continuous integration to Story based requirements - it's difficult to know what changes to make first. Finally, organisational constraints such as phase-based governance and shared QA can create questions about the extent to which Agile practices will have an impact, and raise doubts as to whether they can be taken on in the first place.

In this webinar, we'll discuss how to overcome stationary intertia and plot a course to Agile practice adoption.

  • How can we critically assess the state of our practices today?
  • What goals should we target given constraints and organisational realities?
  • How do we prioritise what we should do first?

I hope you can attend on the 19th.

Registration details:
Friday, 19 September 2008
Time: 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time (US-New York, GMT-4:00)
Registration URL: https://thoughtworks.webex.com/thoughtworks/j.php?ED=108081447&RG=1&UID=0