Category Archives: Innovation

Getting the most out of your team

I recently saw some interesting discussions and posts regarding team velocity, metrics, and how to get the most out of a technology team. The original question was about how to increase a team’s velocity. The conversation was interesting & I … Continue reading

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Innovation Redux — fitting the corporate world

I happened across an interesting article in the Harvard Business Review (stop me before I “innovate” again) this morning. The author’s premise seemed to be that everyone is so anxious to declare themselves as innovators that they lay claim to … Continue reading

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Success!

Success. What an interesting concept. A simple word that means something different to different people at different times. As an example, I just finished stacking a cord of wood. I was pretty happy when it was done. Went from an … Continue reading

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Awesome

Been away for a while. Not that I’ve vanished, but somehow stopped blogging for a bit. I was looking for something interesting on the internet the other day. This is kind of like my digital version of wandering around the … Continue reading

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Agility Product Strategies — Dimensions to Consider

In the software world, agility often starts with the development team. That’s nice, but generally only a part of the solution. By creating a value stream, interesting opportunities and dilemmas abound. Unless the whole supply and value chains are aligned, … Continue reading

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Software Design — Art or Science?

I started reading a new book (at least to me) that looks promising “The Design of Design” by Frederick Brooks, the guy who came up with “The mythical man month.”  On first glance, I’m very pleased to see that this … Continue reading

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Innovation — Mad Science or Revolution (or just plain old hard work?)

Where do the greatest inventions come from? Out of the blue? As a means to the end? Borrowing from other related (and sometimes unrelated) technologies Creative genius making the mundane seem innovative (lipstick on a pig?) Absent innovations, much of … Continue reading

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