Chris is constantly in search of ways to make the work we do better. This means bringing a lean focus to the products we make, a holistic approach to agile business processes, or an intense focus on the technologies of tomorrow. You can read his thoughts on agile and software development on his blog. He is a board member of the Agile Uprising and co-hosts the Agile Uprising Podcast.
In this episode you’ll discover:
- Why “it depends” is not always a great answer
- How executives view agile according to a recent survey:
- Over half of CIOs regard Agile development as “discredited” (53%).
- Three-quarters (75%) are no longer prepared to defend it.
- Almost three-quarters (73%) of CIOs think Agile IT has now become an industry in its own right.
- Half (50%) say they now think of Agile as “an IT fad”.
- Learnings from the recent Agile Coach Camp in New York
Links from the show:
- Chris Murman’s Thoughts on Refactoring Agile
- Executive Don’t Think We Are Doing Agile Right
- The 6point6 white paper referenced on the podcast
- Agile Coach Camp
- Agile Uprising
Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.
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Want to hear a podcast about the getting started with speaking at technical conferences? — Listen to my conversation with Don Gray, Tim Ottinger, Amitai Schleier, and Jason Tice on episode 32. We discuss how to write a compelling abstract, what track reviewers are looking for in a submission, and how to give yourself the best change of getting selected.
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