principles

Why Drupal is an Agile CMS?

Recently I was reading the article "Why Choose Drupal" written by Steve Cowie, Operations Director of Code Enigma and noticed one of the reasons he chose Drupal as a software platform was the "gradual, Japanese Kaizen style" of the platform.

What is the Difference between Agile, Kanban and Scrum in less than 5 minutes?

First let us remember that the Agile Movement was born in 2001 in the field of Software Development, at a time when complex and highly ineffective methods and management philosophies were being used to try to deliver software projects. They were collectively called heavy processes, because of the large number of steps they required to get anything done, the Rational Unified Process or RUP is one of them.

The Power of Focus and Discipline

No horse gets anywhere until its harnessed, otherwise it just runs wild on the field. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it’s tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, and disciplined.

More is Less: >=<

One key concept to grasp in any form of goal setting, project management, or actual effort in life is that we should strive to never do more than needed, but have a goal of simple elegance. We must realize that More is Less. 

Perhaps one of the best ways to illustrate this principle, it to quote Seth Godin with some comments added by yours truly: 

HKanban - A Holistic Approach to Getting Things Done

Standing on the shoulders of great men.

Like so many Project Managers and busy professionals I too have discovered that is not just enough to manage other people, or the work at hand, we have to manage our efforts in and out of the office, and daily life can be the biggest challenge of all.

The first author to show us ways to improve our productivity was David Allen, his Getting Things Done book was a landmark that I continue to browse occasionally. However I could not get the system to work for me. I wanted something simpler, but still effective.

Focus as One of the Most Powerful Principles in Business

“Focus, by itself, is one of the most powerful principles in business, period… And it’s especially powerful if your competitors are not focused.”

Joel Bomgar. More words of wisdom.

Subscribe to RSS - principles