Author Archives: Malcolm Mac Donald

Agile adds Discipline

I have often found that corporates are prepared to spend huge amounts of money to maintain control and manage risks.  Risk is typically calculated as the product of probability of the risk materialising and Impact of the risk materialising. Agile … Continue reading

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A brief look forward

Here are the slides I presented at the Enterprise Risk Management Africa 2013 conference. Hopefully I’ll find the time to comment soon. (Contains 1 attachments.)

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Our New Google Appliance Arrived!

The customary unboxing and installation post:

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Storytelling: A tool for Communicating Vision

A while back I created this story to communicate our vision to the internal infrastructure team of the organisation I was with at the time.  It is written as a fairy tale complete with magic lamps and genies. Many people … Continue reading

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Software Factories: Part 4 – Measuring Outcomes

[Software Factories Series] One of the difficulties with implementing a software factory is measuring development-team performance. Depending on the culture of the team, and the desired outcomes for your team, the approach may be fundamentally different, but here is an … Continue reading

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