Tag Archives: tom gilb

Agile before it was cool

This is a page from a great book by an important author in the software development field, Tim Gilb, called Principles Of Software Engineering Management.  It came out in 1988.

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The language is reminiscent of the time and the practices that were in place then, but it was ground breaking in that it talks a lot about what we call Agile Values today.  In fact Tom Gilb invented his ‘Agile’ and ‘Iterative’ EVO methodology in the early 1970s.  It’s mentioned in the book as well.  This was well before Agile became what it is today – a business.   Tom was so ahead of his time, I remember back then that Iterative development was never ever mentioned in schools and in the workplace.

And therefore, I think this Bill of Rights still holds relevancy.  I made the challenge on twitter and some thought point 9 was not relevant, rather a relic of the past.  I tend to think it’s misinterpreted in the twitter response.  Here’s the link to the twitter feed and a snap shot below.

 

There is power in this for the worker here, even on performance.  Leaders can use this to create an ethos of transparency.  Looking back to look forward.

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Agile Adria Conference Mind Map Collection

Mind maps from some sessions at Agile Adria 2015 held at Terme Tuhelj just outside of Zagreb in Croatia.  They are rough but still good memory joggers.  More may flow from these depending on time.

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Joshua Arnold – Cost of Delay

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Vasco Duarte – Product Owner Toolkit

Tom Gilb - Power to the Programmers

Tom Gilb – Power to the Programmers

Miroslav Oračić - Restructuring at Hrvatska Pošta

Miroslav Oračić – Restructuring at Hrvatska Pošta

Miroslav Oračić - Restructuring at Hrvatska Pošta

Mary Poppendeick – The Scaling Dilemma Part 1

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Mary Poppendeick – The Scaling Dilemma Part 2

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Mary Poppendeick – The Scaling Dilemma Part 3

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Mary Poppendeick – The Scaling Dilemma Part 4

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Mary Poppendeick – The Scaling Dilemma Part 5

Stephen Parry - Closing Keynote: Staying on Purpose

Stephen Parry – Closing Keynote: Staying on Purpose