agilepatterns.org briefing note, the implications of Donald Trump's Whitehouse win on innovation policy are considered.
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I was asked to put the In Practice series together into a book, so I have. Here's the blurb:
The development of complex systems is fraught with difficulty. Many organizations have taken the vocabulary and outward form of agile practice, but without sponsoring the deep change that agile adoption genuinely requires. The benefits they hope for escape them...and their projects continue to fail. All too often, nothing really changes at all.
This book tells you what agile practice is really about, and how to achieve it. The essential components of an agile way of working are laid out chapter by chapter. The book concludes with a concise treatment of the agile transformation problem, and shows how to leverage agile patterns and practices in order to resolve it.
You can buy it at amazon.com. ISBN 978-1-908552-49-5, 260 pages.
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This month's gargoyle is on the Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the Holy Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul. The church is in Mullewa, 280 miles north of Perth in Western Australia. The priest Monsignor John Hawes, who was also an architect, built the church largely with his own hands and the help of parishioners. They began work in 1921 and completed it in 1927. Constructed of stone and tile, the design is quite eclectic although overall it is reminscent of a Spanish Mission. Hawes built a presbytery for himself next to the church. Known as the Priesthouse, this was finished in 1929. The priesthouse has been used as a museum since 1980.
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I'm Chief Scientist at proAgile Ltd. You could pretty much say that software engineering methodologies are my bag.
I specialize in agile transformations at enterprise scale, and tweet and blog quite actively about this. I'm also the curator at agilepatterns.org.
Hobbywise, I'm into Extreme Ironing. I've ironed underneath the ice-sheet of a frozen lake, and I've also gifted the world with the "fusion" sport of bog snorkelling + extreme ironing.
I do quite a bit of scuba diving in lakes and rivers, mainly in pursuit of antique bottles.
Cave diving is another interest, and I have traversed White Lady sump in the Dan-yr-Ogof system while training under the redoubtable Martyn Farr.
Of course, I have plumbed even murkier depths on public sector IT projects. This latter experience once lead to an outburst of Vogon Poetry; you can commiserate by reading it here.