Beating Brooks’ Law

Joe Little does a marvelous job recruiting speakers for the Agile-Carolinas meetings. This month was no exception. Israel Gat from BMC Software discussed “Leading the Disruption”. This presentation focused on releases 2.3 and 2.4 of their distributed...

A Quick Update

A quick update on systems thinking items: 1. The AYE Conference schedule contains several sessions involving systems thinking. Two sessions, Experience the Diagram of Effects and General Systems Thinking obviously involve systems thinking. Several other sessions will...
A Multi-use Model

A Multi-use Model

© Don Gray 2007, 2010 Models are like kitchen utensils. You need a variety of them, and you should know when and how to use them. They should be useful for more than a single task. I recently started exploring the first explicit model I learned years ago. The...

Force Ranking Force Dynamics

Esther Derby recently ranted about Force Ranking. I’m not an expert on force ranking, or maybe as an independent consultant I am. I’m force ranked every time I work with a client. But as I think about what I understand involving force ranking, the logic...

“There-Then-Them” / “Here-Now-Us”

I’m catching up on some reading this week, and I just read Willem’s disagreement with Jerry’s thoughts. Truth be known, I agree with both Jerry and Willem. Why I Can Agree Jerry’s example of here-now-us related to a client’s problem....