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Gil Broza is a Senior Consultant with Cutter's Agile Product & Project Management practice. He helps organizations, teams, and individuals implement high-performance agile principles and practices. Read more ...

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Dec 042013
 
My List

In 2014… People will still call other people “resources.” Even to their face. Nominally Agile organizations will continue to administer performance appraisal schemes that emphasize the individual and downplay the team. Companies will continue to not train their developers in Agile engineering, because technical execution skills will remain off the radar. Technology managers and stakeholders will still assume that their teams ought to develop quality products faster than is realistically possible. Project managers will still struggle to come up with a good measure of Agile team productivity for their executives, and consultants will continue telling those project managers that they shouldn’t be measuring productivity. Bad meetings — and complaining about the number of meetings in Read more

Dec 192011
 
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

Last year, my colleagues and I predicted various changes: an increase in this, a let-up in that. I finally understand why I have been struggling to come up with my 2012 prediction: I am just not seeing any changes. Let me elaborate on this for my specialty — Agile/Lean software development. I predict that many organizations worldwide will continue to adopt Agile. Most of them will do so with no expert guidance, with ho-hum results, and with little understanding of why they got those results. People will continue to get their Agile skills certified while others rail against the value and implication of those certificates. Companies will still rely on head hunters to hire Agile Read more

Dec 032010
 

What do I see for 2011? In 2011, we’ll continue to see Agile adoption increase, and the price and scale of certification will drop even more. I still think (as I predicted for 2010), that as companies regroup post-recession, they will firm up co-located, on-shore development and that any growth in off-shore efforts will be in the form of increased business representation. [Editor’s Note: This post is part of the annual “Cutter Predicts …” series, compiled at the Cutter Consortium website.]