The business of being agile

Recently I noted several large businesses announcing proudly they had adopted Agile development techniques – for example Suncorp, NBN Co, Allianz, Jemena. There is a pattern to the adoption of a new methodology within an organisation. I have lived through the adoption of a number of new methodologies over the years at various companies, for example: Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, Lean, Capability Maturity Model, … Continue reading The business of being agile

Psychology of why reuse fails – courtesy of GeekAndPoke

This amusing cartoon by Geek and Poke captures one of the important reasons why so much of our planned software reuse fails. Thus projects often fail to achieve the economy of scale benefits from the business case. Within companies there is often little trust between departments and an unwillingness to rely upon things that other people have built. The real question is how can we … Continue reading Psychology of why reuse fails – courtesy of GeekAndPoke