The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Scrum in 5 Minutes - Agile In A Nutshell [Updated]

My focus at any organisation is to:
  1. Help you become an 'open' organisation
  2. Gain tangible benefits from on-line collaboration
  3. Introduce and grow the use of Google Apps
With the "become an 'open organisation'" focus I believe the adoption of "agile techniques" is a big step towards that goal. For me "agile" is probably best demonstrated through the Scrum framework, but of course I would say that as it's my knowledge area :-)

I have heard reported of a senior IT executive that the following, "Agile? No bloody way are we having that cowboy behaviour in our organisation!!" (I paraphrase). And whilst I abhor the closed attitude and knee jerk reaction to something that they don't understand I do believe it is a fairly common response. I suspect this comes from those that believe they are running with agile but are actually lose - there is a VERY big difference!

And so it was with absolute pleasure that I found this awesome resource created by Swedish consulting firm Softhouse, Scrum in 5 Minutes (pdf ). Download it, share it around and let's start having conversations that are reality based.

If you would like to have a conversation about agile techniques then may I suggest either myself (of course) or Sandy Mamoli at Nomad8

[Updated: Added Sandy Mamoli as top agile consultant to talk with]


  1. That is a bloody good resource! I'll be forwarding that to various management-types around my office quick smart! Thanks.


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