Agile got a seat at the C-suite table

It has been a long time in the making. The moment when Agile starts to spread beyond its mostly known IT stronghold into the broader industry. While Lean had its roots in manufacturing based on the widely publicized Toyota Production System, the benefits of the Agile mindset applies to a much larger group of businesses. [...]

Creating Serendipity

Some call it luck. Others, pure chance. Those moments where a combination of events, rather mundane, happen at a time or sequence that makes it special, even magic. As our surroundings start to include more and more digital components such as screens, connected appliances, sensors and widespread connectivity, what today is mostly referred to as [...]

The Social Employee

Employee promotion messages are standard practice in many organizations. But earlier this year, a company saw one in particular spread as a wildfire collecting hundreds of congratulating comments including the CEO. There was nothing different about this message from thousands of others before. Nor was it used to drive a particular impact or organization change. [...]

There is a New Hammer, and Her Name is Siri

[Also posted on Protelp] “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” – Abraham Maslow, American Professor of Psychology who created Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs It’s no secret that technology is advancing at a rate seemingly faster than we can [...]

Brazil – A Near-Shore Opportunity

This past Saturday I had the privilege to talk a little bit about Brazil and the IT Industry in Brazil to a class of MBA students at the American University in DC. You can find the deck I’ve used to guide the discussion here: Brazil A Nearshore Opportunity. With the Brazilian economy growing, even through [...]