Posts Tagged ‘Agile’
Ok bad times are coming they say, recession is on it’s way. Well that’s the laws of economics, not much we can do about them. Or is it? Before I continue I want to be clear about that most of the fields I touch on here are generally not fields I posses any special expertise in (not that it shouldn’t be totally clear to those of you who do but…). I used to think of economic recession as mass-psychosis: media starts writing about bad times ahead, stupid people like me write blogs and talk over lunch about whether it will or will not happen. As a consequence of that people become wary and start buying less and less “you never know”, “the experts say…”. There you go, self-fulfilling prophecy.
I still believe that there is truth in that but I would not mind being corrected by anyone who actually knows. From what I understand the cause for recession is a bit of a mystery even for the pros :) Anyway, as a software guy in the consultant business I found myself in the center of the last recession and now that the word is out I started pondering what we as a business may be doing to cause them.
I’ve seen it time and again “how do you become agile?”-style of headlines on papers, workshops, blogs etc that are selling “agile”. What’s up with that? Surely being agile is not a goal but a mean to accomplish something else like working more efficiently, making more money, having more fun at work or whatever is what you are actually after. Read the rest of this entry »