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Complexity is Relative

April 3, 2016 — Posted by Israel Gat

As software professionals, our fairly automatic response to complexity is to try to reduce it. Time and again many of us experienced the perils of overly complicated software. For example, in his 2013 Ph.D.

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Back Home at Net Objectives: What I’ve Learned

March 21, 2016 — Posted by Guy Beaver
It’s great to be back home at Net Objectives. Al Shalloway has built something special and I’m especially excited to be a part of his growing team once again. Whereas some consulting companies in the Lean-Agile space can implement a framework, Al and his experienced associates at Net Objectives have figured out a transformation process: one that applies decision patterns to an organization that help to root out barriers to Lean-Agile Transformation quickly and that helps discover an effective place to start.

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"Simple to Say But Hard to Do"? or "Saying Simplistically What is Hard to Do"?

March 20, 2016 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I have been doing “Agile” for 17+ years consciously and on and off for 30+ years if I look at times in past I created one-off Agile practices without knowing what Agile was (e.g., the time I did automated acceptance testing in 1984).  Almost from the beginning of Agile I have heard people defend it by saying “simple to say hard to do” as if that meant the failures in adoption didn’t reflect badly on what people were saying to do.

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Introducing Leanban: The 3rd Generation of Lean-Agile for the Team

March 16, 2016 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Leanban was created as an answer to the following challenges we’ve seen in many organizations:

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Time To Abandon Agile?

March 15, 2016 — Posted by Al Shalloway

It depends on what you mean by Agile. 

Net Objectives has been promoting Agile methods for the 17+ years of its existence.  Although we started by focusing on effective software development using design patterns and object-orientation, it was less than a year that we realized that developing code is not our real problem.  eXtreme Programming, Scrum and the Agile manifesto expanded our view to the entire team level.  This, unfortunately, soon proved to be insufficient for clients wanting to transform more than a few teams.

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