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Jurgen Appelo

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Jurgen Appelo is a Senior Consultant with Cutter's Agile Product & Project Management practice. He is author of Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations. Read more ...

 

I see 2011 as the pivotal year in which top and middle management realize they play a crucial role in making Agile and Lean work. While systems thinking gains some more traction in looking at organizations as systems, for many it will remain too vague to be useful. We will see the first signs of simple and pragmatic Agile/Lean practices specifically developed for managers. [Editor's Note: This post is part of the annual "Cutter Predicts ..." series, compiled at the Cutter Consortium website.]