Fanning the Flame Wars - Scrum vs Kanban?
Thirty years ago the longest running war in IT broke out and it's still going on today - Apple vs PC. Since then a multitude of other wars have broken out, many of which are also still being fought out today, mainly across the pages of the internet. These include (but there are countless more) : BASIC vs Pascal iOS vs Android OS X vs Windows Rumbaugh vs Jacobsen Agile vs Waterfall PMI vs Prince 2 Apple
Redundancy - the Ultimate People Process
In 2006 I was made redundant for the first (and last) time. At the time I was devastated, not least because I was completely blindsided by the decision. Just a few weeks previously I had my annual performance review at which I "Far exceeded expectations", received a 5% bonus and a 10% pay rise. At that time bonuses were far rarer than rocking horse droppings and pay increases were 0% to 1.5%
7 Deadly Sins of Process Improvement/Change - #5 Carelessness
At number five on my list of deadly sins we have Carelessness, where a person or group fails to give enough attention to avoiding errors and mistakes. I deliberately chose to include carelessness in addition to ineptitude because I’d argue that people with good knowledge and understanding who have done their planning and preparation can still be careless and make clumsy and costly errors as a result.