For all of us “mature” folk working hard to create value with technology, it is important to remember that the “A” word (agile) is nothing to be afraid of. You don’t have to unlearn everything you know, find brain space for a whole new lexicon, or grow your hair long enough to make a sterling silver topknot. Recently, I completed a mentoring session with a young entrepreneur in my homeland of Australia.…

Welcome back to my 3-part review of Bertrand Meyer’s, Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly. As a quick refresher, last time, in part 2, I took a look at what Meyer considers “hyped” about agile methods. In part 1, I took a look at Meyer’s take on what’s ugly about agile. This week I’ll take a look at what Meyer considers both good and brilliant about agile. Meyer considers these agile practices the cream of the crop and thinks they’ve done a lot for software development.…

Welcome back to my three-part review of Bertrand Meyer’s, Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly. As a quick refresher, last time I took a look at what Meyer considers “ugly” about agile methods. This week I’ll take a look at what Meyer considers “hyped” about agile. Meyer considers these agile practices neither helpful nor hurtful to building impactful products. While many of these practices can be beneficial, they need to be examined on a project-by-project basis to ensure that they are applied appropriately.…

At MojoTech, we constantly evaluate our processes and tools to improve the way we build great products for our clients. We follow the Agile Methodology but employ its various techniques dependent on the needs of an individual project. Opinions regarding these techniques can vary immensely, so I, along with my fellow Product Managers, recently read Bertrand Meyer’s, Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly. Our aim was to brush up on our agile best practices and make certain we were avoiding its pitfalls.…

On paper, MojoTech’s resume looks pretty impressive. Since its inception in 2008, MojoTech has launched more than 100 products by partnering with clients to deliver software that solves their most complex business problems. MojoTech was ranked the 42nd fastest growing software company in America by Inc. Magazine, and was listed as one of 2016’s Best Places to Work for the third year running, by Providence Business News, who also awarded co-founder Chris Shoemaker “CTO of the Year”.…

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