Explorers discovering the first Black Swans, previously considered impossible.

Discovery Mindset and Black Swans

In 82 AD, the roman satirist Juvenal wrote of the existence of a “perfect wife” being like that of a non-existent bird – nigroque cycnoa – the black swan. Juvenal’s “Black …

The problem with projects

If you consider the economic value and urgency for each of the requirements for your software development project, you will likely find that it is not evenly distributed. It’s not …

Information Discovery Value

One of the components to consider when trying to understand Cost of Delay is the value of Information Discovery. This can take on two basic forms: knowing which paths will …

The Leadership mindset

I have heard many managers refer to the loss of people in an organisation by way of a simple analogy — “Wheat and chaff”, they say. The insinuation is obvious: …

What is the job to be done?

Those who work with me are, I’m sure, quite sick of me saying the phrase “jobs to be done”. At first they give me a quizzical look, as if I …

Thoughts on Agile2013

On August 5-9, I attended the biggest Agile conference on the planet: Agile2013. What I hoped to get from the conference (my first) was to meet interesting people, hear about …