Archive | June, 2011

Google Plus Looks Good But Needs An Application Platform

By now you have likely heard that Google finally released its long-awaited social offering. First, let’s look at the basics: +Circles – These are private lists, which are needed so that you can share things with a select group of people. Obviously, things you share with your family may not be things you want to […]

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Shrinkonian Exercises.

This is a list of the exercises described on The Project Shrink. Exercises for project teams and stakeholders. They are Shrinkonian Exercises. Storytelling. Play. Maps. If you would like to know more about one or more of the exercises, don’t hesitate to contact me. The Story Of Quest. This is a multi-media storytelling exercise. The […]

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The Rise Of The API, The Future Of The Web

Last month, Twitter and Facebook made some moves to hide RSS feeds and put focus more on their APIs. There was the typical ranting that followed the news, some in favor of RSS and others not. Now that the conversation and controversy of RSS being killed again has died down, I wanted to address the real […]

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Agile Happenings in Atlanta – June 2011

I was just going through my calendar and there has been a ton going on this month in Atlanta.  We’ve already had the Rally Agile Success Tour in town and Dean Stevens recently spoke at this month’s Agile Atlanta Users Group (on Kanban I seem to recall). Over the next few weeks we’ve got Dennis […]

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Time as a Competitive Advantage

An article I read in 1988 has always stuck with me. The article was “Time–The Next Source of Competitive Advantage” by George Stalk in the Harvard Business Review. The article came near the start of an era in which companies primarily sought competitive advantage through being faster than other companies. This has, of course, coincided […]

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The World Of Work Will Change.

Holy cow. Last year I wrote about 4 mega-trends I see in the project ecosystem. And I totally missed this press release from 2010 by Gartner. How could I? It talks about the future of work. Trends. Changes. “Work will become less routine, characterized by increased volatility, hyperconnectedness, ‘swarming’ and more,” said Tom Austin, vice […]

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CUBRID Is Having A Programming Contest

CUBRID is having a programming contest! I like programming contests that almost anyone can enter, and this one is interesting for a different reason than some others. For those who do not know, CUBRID is: a comprehensive open source relational database management system highly optimized for Web Applications, especially when complex web services  process large amount […]

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Getting Past Agile Advanced Beginner

Again and again folks tell me that they’re stuck. They embarked on the journey to become agile practitioners, but despite the best intentions, they can’t seem to break through to function as a true, self-directed, self-correcting agile machine. Instead, they are stuck. Stuck following published “best practices” that someone else came up with for a […]

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