Agile has changed. In the words of Jeff Patton,

When people say Agile today, they mean something different today than they did in 2001…it’s come to mean something else.

Unfortunately, some members of the Agile community are stuck in the past. …


Why do we in the West celebrate democracy? The reason is that democracy is how we unshackled ourselves from kings and lords who subjugated us, stole from us, raped us, and squeezed us into the subsistence margins while they lived with excess and privilege.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RBfHStc454

Indeed, anything is better than that…


Have you noticed that Google search results have been getting worse and worse? That now they seem to be mostly product ads? …


Most Agile transformations struggle. According to an Allied Market Research study, “63% of respondents stated the failure of agile implementation in their organizations.” This is despite the fact that Agile is increasingly seen as a strategic enabler. …


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In the September 2018 issue of Nature, two physicists, Daniela Frauchiger and Renato Renner, describe a thought experiment in which two different “observers” — say two people — each perform an experiment, independently — but on the same thing, which is a system that is in a “quantum state”. A…


It is true that many people expend too much energy on story estimation. Your are right - they don't measure value. They do have a use: to enable a PO to trade off projected effort versus value, and historical velocity informs one in projecting what might get done by a…


The space tech industry has been stuck in a loop of re-inventing the same designs again and again for the past 40 years. You can see this in Boeing’s version of a “modern” spacecraft — which has the ludicrous name of “Starliner”. It is a mere space capsule that looks…


Just as those who bring their horse onto an airplane must show that the animal is equipped with a poop diaper, and can stand quietly between the passenger’s legs and a bulkhead, babies should be certified to be “plane ready” as well.

A doctor’s note, combined with a medication receipt…


I am an Agilist. The company that I co-founded in 1995, with almost 200 employees by the year 2000, adopted eXtreme Programming (XP) that year. My 2005 book High-Assurance Design interpreted secure and high reliability engineering practices in an Agile context, proposing a concrete answer to the question, “How can…


This book connects the dots. Rethinking Agile: Why Agile Teams Have Nothing to Do With Business Agility, by Klaus Leopold, explains in simple terms why organizations that adopt Agile tend to see these results, or should I say lack of results:

  • Their products loses, or fails to attain, a customer…

Cliff Berg

Author and IT consultant — LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cliffberg/

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