Monthly Archives: December 2013

“Agile Development”: the Worst Process Name in History?

What’s in a name?  We all love clever names because they tell us all about something without having to ask further questions.  Just imagine the software industry’s collective joy at a process that embraces business agility and is named accordingly! … Continue reading

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Is Traditional Enterprise Software Making its Last Stand Against Cloud Licensing?

We’ve all seen this “movie” before.  An industry transforms, but there are always some players deeply invested in traditional models that refuse to accept it.  Think of the transformation of physical media to digital delivery in the music industry as … Continue reading

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Why Aspirations Trump Skills

I’ve given a lot of thought lately to what I consider to be a key pillar of leadership: matching skills with responsibilities.  As obvious as this sounds, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen leadership teams miscast talent … Continue reading

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Problems and Solutions

Do you know the difference between problems and solutions?  Sounds silly, right?  You’d be surprised. Recently I’ve been advising a friend on a cloud computing service he wants to offer, and realized I’m starting to think more and more like … Continue reading

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