Archive | January, 2011

Deciding What Kind of Projects are Most Suited for Agile

I was recently asked what kind of project is most suited for an agile approach and I’d like to address that here. In my view, the most appropriate projects for agile are ones with aggressive deadlines, a high degree of complexity, and a high degree of novelty (uniqueness) to them. We want to use agile […]

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Real-Time Search Is Dead, Sort Of

So, it looks like real-time search has died. The two leaders in this space, OneRiot and Collecta, have decided to focus on other things. OneRiot announced their change in focus last fall as they launched their advertising network. Now we hear that Collecta is closing their search as they change their focus as well. In […]

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The Adoption Side of the Story

Just to give you guys a little context, I’ve been working with Dennis to untangle this story we’re trying to tell for over a year. The words we use are so overloaded, the concepts we use get interpreted so many different ways, and our individual perspectives… the lenses through which we interpret the world around […]

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Why Johnny Can’t Be Agile

Your brain is not wired to work with agile methods. Ten years ago in February, at Snowbird in Salt Lake City, Utah, I was hanging out with 16 notable folks who cared deeply about software development. We talked about many things, all around the general theme of what to that point had been called “light-weight […]

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