Problem solving 2.0: Meme wombling – Save ideas from the trash bin 6

Many great ideas are lost! Sure there are plenty of great ideas published. For every great idea tens, hundreds or even thousands of others have been considered and discarded. They didn’t work at that time for that problem in that context. Only the single great idea survived, the rest is discarded.
As time passes, the landscape changes. As this happens, those ideas that came second or even twenty second suddenly become the front runner… but only if they are in the race.

Start meme wombling today and save these ideas that have a life of their own!

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The Agile Business Analyst is an Oxymoron 9

Agile Business Analyst – An Oxymoron?
This post is inspired by an article by Ellen Gottensteiner. Is an “Agile Business Analyst” an oxymoron. Before we answer this question, we first need to understand what “Agile” and “Business Analyst” mean.

“What is Agile?”
Anyone involved in Agile will know that no two people have the same understanding of Agile. [...]

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The Agile Manifesto… and Status Report. 3

Every few years I revisit the Agile Manifesto. These visits allways lead to a deeper respect for the people who wrote it.
This week Pollyanna Pixton said that she finally got that “Agile is Learning”. Personally I think Agile WAS a “Love of Learning.”. Now it appears to be a “Love of selling”. We need to [...]

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Real Options and Black Scholes 2

This post is respectfully dedicated to Luke Hohmann’s friend Martha.

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Shoulders we stand upon: (episode 1) Kanban and Lean 0

This is the first episode of this series: Kanban and Lean.
As stated in the “community of thinkers” we believe individuals should never become the bottleneck to learning. Therefore we have created this list of people we have learned from. While we may not agree with every idea they have, each conversation we have had and [...]

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Share the shoulders you stand upon! 0

As stated in the “community of thinkers” we believe individuals should never become the bottleneck to learning. To enable others to learn from you even when you are not around it is essential to share the path you have walked.
And when following the path of others, think for yourself and create your own opinion. With [...]

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Lean and real options 20

Lean has many valuable principles, ideas and concepts. It’s during the implementation that we have come across some problems with these principles when applied to software development. In this article we’ll discuss three lean principles and explain how we improved these principles by using real options.

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Parties and Limits 0

Dave Snowden has released an excellent video on complexity and children’s parties ( See it here on Andy Pols’s Blog. Dave’s video inspired this piece which is a compliment to Dave and the video. )
I have two small children who live in a party rich area where the preference is to have a party at [...]

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a community of thinkers 3

Disclaimer: this is the only post on this blog that is not uncopyrighted. This single post is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
License.
I (Chris)  do not often write blog posts these days. I see them as announcements rather than an invitation to a conversation. I prefer the interactive discussion of e:mail groups, or [...]

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Uncopyright (¢) 0

This blog is Uncopyrighted. We the authors, Olav Maassen and Chris Matts, believe information should be free and have therefor released all claims on copyright and have put all the content of this blog into the public domain.
No permission is needed to copy, distribute, or modify the content of this site.
Terms and Conditions for Copying, [...]

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