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.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Webinar: Being an Activist Investor in IT Projects

Please join me on 26 May for a webinar on Activist IT Investing.

An ounce of good governance is worth a pound of project rescue. Agile practices, with their emphasis on transparency, business alignment and technical completion, are enablers of better IT governance. But all the transparency and alignment in the world isn't going to do us any good if we're not equipped to pay attention and act on it.

An Agile organization needs a new approach to governance, one that makes everybody think not as caretakers of a project but investors in a business outcome. This presentation explores the principles of Agile governance, and what it means to be an activist IT investor in a Lean-Agile world.

What you will learn

  • What are the principles of IT governance?
  • What kind of governance does Agile enable and demand?
  • How do we create a culture of activist investors in IT projects?
I hope you can join me on the 26th. Click here to register.