Bob Lieberman's Blog

Tools For Initiating and Managing Change

Keeping Agile Metrics Simple

Software development leaders who are process-oriented (like project managers and scrum masters) sometimes obscure simple concepts in the interest of packaging. Roboscrum is a good case in point.

Feeding The Beast

Fast growth is the goal of ambitious companies everywhere, yet it’s surprising how few know what to do with the opportunity when it finally comes.

Agile: Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

If you’re familiar with the Agile software development philosophy, you’ll know that it promises a lot (and often delivers). But Agile is also hard to put into practice, especially with complex or interdependent software products. The reason, it seems to me, is that Agile as usually practiced is a production philosophy, and there’s a lot more to product development than production.

Don’t Get Mad, Get Real

Ever hear the street advice, “Don’t get mad, get even”? I hope we’ve learned the futility of that. But I’ve recently read advice that we should not get angry in the workplace, and I don’t buy that either. Nor do I believe it’s possible.  

Things Take Longer Than You Think

If a chicken and a half can lay an egg and a half in a day and a half, how many eggs can a chicken lay in a day? Heard that one before? Hint: the correct answer is not 2/3.