I will be conducting a Nexus workshop in Boston on November 17-18, with Richard Hundhausen and Rob Maher, fleshing out the Nexus Guide with examples, case studies, practices and tooling –         Why Nexus? The word Nexus refers to a connected group or series that are integrated, linked together. When I use the phrase Nexus. I also … Continue reading

Waterfall, Lean/Kanban, and Scrum

There are four identified problem spaces: Simple, Complicated, Complex, and Chaotic. The identification of the problem space arises from the characteristics of the problem domain. In software development, these are the technology, the requirements, and the people doing the work. If these characteristics, or dimensions, of the problem space are simple and well-known, the problem … Continue reading

Decay And Determination

I return to Boston today from New Orleans, a city that simultaneously displays decay and determination. I got to watch the decay of Scrum at Tech Ed. I saw the emergence of methodologists and the culture of command and control management. Of course, all this was tempered and covered by advanced phrases like Lean, Kanban, … Continue reading