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  • Nightmare on Agile Street 2: Managed Agile
    Its 2014 again… “The key is to set the framework,” she continues, “establish boundaries so people know what their responsibilities are then we can empower them” Fred has gone, standing at the lectern in dog collar is Henry Mintzberg - my management hero - he is reading from another tattered book entitled Managing : “the later term empowerment did not change [manager control], because the term itself indicated that the power remained with the manager. 'Blow me down, its happening again… I’m awake. m wet, its a cold sweat. Its the small hours of the morning and the dream is horrid.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, September 16, 2014
  • Agile outside of software
    and my argument that “Agile is Lean thinking applied to software development” and I wrote whole book saying the software development, and Agile software development specifically, is an example of Organizational Learning. Ultimately the distinction between Lean and Agile breaks down in my book. 'Later this week I’m doing a presentation at Agile On The Beach entitled: “Agile outside of software development”. I resisted the temptation to call it “Agile Beyond Software”). Before the term Agile Software Development was coined there was “Agile Manufacturing”.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, September 2, 2014
  • Book: Scaling up Excellence
    'In the early days of this blog I used to regular blog book reviews. As I found ideas of my own to blog about - and found fewer books I wanted to read - so book reviews ceased. But right now I want to blog about a book because I want to recommend this book. The book is: Scaling Up Excellence by Robert Sutton and Huggy Rao. In this book he continues some of that theme (“Why don’t we do what we know is better?”) so its a book which should find a ready audience in the software community. My (e)book copy is covered in highlights and comments.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Wednesday, August 27, 2014
  • Allan Kelly: Nightmare on Agile Street
    points are the new hours, in the dream I have a book “The Mythical Man Point”. 'I’m awake. m lying in my bed. m sweating but I’m cold. Its the small hours of the morning and the dream is as vivid as it is horrid. m standing in a clients offices, I’ve been here before, I know whats happening. They are building an website. Quite a complex one, this will be the primary purchasing venue for many customers. This will project the company image - and with the right bits it can up-sell to customers - it can even help reduce costs by servicing the customers after the sale. All good stuff.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Monday, July 28, 2014
  • Allan Kelly: What we forget about the Scientific Method
    They go to the library, sometimes books but journals are probably more up to date and often benefit from stricter peer review. 'I get fed up hearing other Agile evangelists champion The Scientific Method , I don’t disagree with them, I use it myself but I think they are sometimes guilty of overlooking how the scientific method is actually practiced by scientists and researchers. Too often the scientific approach is made to sound simple, it isn’t. First lets define the scientific method. Perhaps rather than call it “scientific method” it is better called “experimentation.” Pika pika
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Friday, July 11, 2014
  • A footnote of a book: Agile Reader, 3rd edition
    Hence two traditional, old fashioned books Changing Software Development and Business Patterns. book by anyone’s standard. book, two hundred pages of words, even printed on dead trees but really an e-book at heart. However, there is another book. book I shy away from calling “a book” - I usually call it a mini-book. Surprisingly the sales on this lessor known book probably exceed any of the other three. Actually I’m still trying to work out what a book actually is, these four books demonstrate the dilemma very well.)
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, July 3, 2014
  • Do you know the way to Falmouth? (Agile on the Beach)
    My big piece of advice here is: book your train tickets in advance. If you book in advance you can get First Class for as little as £100. Again FGW don’t make the sleeper that easy to find or book (no Cross Country this time). If you don’t explicitly book the sleeper you have a seat not a bed. Avoid driving Only fly if you are coming from international (or Scotland) and then try to connection somewhere other than Heathrow Take the train if you possibly can Book early and pay the extra for first class Think about getting the sleeper back don’t like NQY.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Sunday, June 22, 2014
  • Xanpan official, the end of the beginning?
    book I never set out to write. book I’m glad I’ve written. book which has been very different to write than my previous books. The printed version of the book is now available to buy. Until now the book was entirely a LeanPub effort, that meant I could sell the book and push out changes quite easily. But once I accepted that this was a book I decided it also needs a physical manifestation. 'This blog post marks the official release of “ Xanpan: Team Centric Agile Software Development ”. Once you start doing that more options close down.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, May 1, 2014
  • Become an N-Tier Ninja with Trackable Entities 2.0
    Julie Lerman and Rowan Miller discuss this in their excellent DbContext book , but it remains a complex problem to solve, especially when it comes to dealing with many-to-many relationships.  'Taking a cue from Julie Lerman and Scott Hanselman , I’ve decided to dub version 2.0 of my Trackable Entities framework, the “Ninja Edition.” After releasing v 1.0 Now that I’ve added these items, Trackable Entities lets you become an N-Tier Ninja. Let me put it this way. In other words, this thing is cool. Can’t wait to get started? and ASP.NET Web API 2.1 in less than 10 minutes. In v 2.0 Enjoy!
    DevelopMentor Courses - Monday, April 28, 2014
  • Ameba Teams and Amoeba Management
    And there is a book I’ve yet to read: Amoeba Management: The Dynamic Management System for Rapid Market Response. Rather than go on about Amoeba Management right now I’ll let you read about it yourself - although that will cost, the article and the book. 'I’m probably going to upset some people with my spelling here but as far as I can tell, there are two ways to spell the unicellular lifeforms most of use learn about in school: Amoeba and Ameba. believe Amoeba is the more, shall we say, classical way of spelling the name but Ameba is also acceptable. Work flows to the team.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, April 24, 2014
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