The art of innovation: Guy Kawasaki at TEDxBerkeley

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Dr. Clayton Christensen delivers 2012 Pullias lecture at USC

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Dilbert: Disaster Recovery Plan

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9 Myths About Agile

9 Myths About Agile

Setting the record straight on the most common misconceptions about an increasingly popular—and controversial—approach to software development.

Agile has proven a polarizing force since a group of veteran software developers first proposed it in 2001 as a reaction to traditional “Waterfall” development, which they perceived as slow and dysfunctional. Unlike the Waterfall method, Agile encourages rapid and flexible responses to changing business needs and user requirements.

Some in both the IT and business communities are justifiably enthusiastic about achieving desired results more quickly, and welcome the move away from traditional software development approaches. Others are vehemently opposed to Agile for a variety of reasons, including that it requires making disruptive changes to established processes and may place additional burdens on users.¹ The reality of Agile probably lies somewhere in the middle.

Certain myths permeate the often-heated discussions taking place among IT and business leaders considering Agile.

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Functional fixedness

“A mental block against using
an object in a new way that is
required to solve a problem.”

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Dave Snowden | How not to manage complexity

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Don Reinertsen @ The Lean Startup Conference 2013

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Red Queen Hypothesis

Red Queen Hypothesis brings interesting view point to modern industry / enterprise as well.

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The relation of utilization to queue size is nonlinear

The relation of utilization to queue size is nonlinear, proved by car blocking the road during rush-hour.


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A Turing Machine

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