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Scrum: Twice the Work in Half the Time–Really? Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 2-part post. In Part 1 I provided some context for my post inspired by the book "Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time" by Jeff Sutherland, including a disclaimer on why you might not like this book. If you are experienced in Scrum methods, [...]

Scrum: Twice the Work in Half the Time–Really? Part 1

[Note: Originally intended to be a single post book review, but it grew to the point where I decided to make it a 2-part post. Please check back next week for the second part.] This post was inspired by my recent read of the book, "Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half [...]

A World Gone Social, by Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt: Book Review

I'd selected several books to take with me on a recent family vacation at the Florida Gulf coast. I was frankly skeptical about A World Gone Social, by Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt, published by Amacom.  The social media domain is vast and I was doubtful that any book could really do justice to the [...]

Digital Business and the Fate of the IT Organization

InformationWeek just published an excellent article titled "Goodbye IT, Hello Digital Business." The article presents a compelling case for "Digital Business" as a lens into what the more information and IT-savvy companies are doing. It presents some good case studies from Digital Business leaders in the retail industry. It also presents some interesting statistics on [...]

Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn Groups

I've mentioned before that I co-moderate a LinkedIn Group and participate in several others.  I've also questioned the value of such groups. Ask, And You Probably Won't Receive This week, a someone in one of the groups I'm part of posted a question.  To avoid embarrassment, I'll disguise the question, but it went along the [...]

What You Probably Don't Know About Wikis

Several of my posts talk about uses of semantic wikis.  In fact, my company is largely based upon a semantic wiki platform, called Symcordia™.  But the more people I talk to, the more I realize that: While just about everyone has used Wikipedia as a reference source, few people have ever really thought about what [...]

Are Linked-In Groups Worth the Time and Effort?

I love the idea of LinkedIn Groups!  The reality, however, from my perspective leaves much to be desired! As a huge believer in social networking as a business tool, but so far disappointed in the impact this has had on most businesses, I really hoped that LinkedIn Groups would work for me.  Let me define [...]

Who Owns the IT Operating Model?

I get into some great conversations with readers of my blog - often, however, they are 'offline' - i.e., via email or by phone, rather than through comments on posts.  I've been in such an exchange that I'd like to bring to the blog.  It's around the question of, "Who owns the IT Operating Model?" [...]