Agile Business Change for February 2007

  1. Book review: "Extreme Programming Explained" by Kent Beck
  2. Agilier at the forefront of next-generation business network
  3. On customer-supplier relationships and the T5 Agreement

1) Book review: "Extreme Programming Explained" by Kent Beck

This is a recently-revised edition of the classic, controversial work that put the spotlight firmly on lightweight, iterative software-development methodologies that collectively became known as “agile”. Read more...

2) Agilier at the forefront of next-generation business network

We were very pleased to be asked to speak at the Digital Business Ecosystem (DBE) Conference in Helsinki.  The DBE is a European Union-led research initiative that aims to connect the services of small businesses together using an Internet-based network with the following characteristics... Read more...

3) On customer-supplier relationships and the T5 Agreement

Most major software- and systems-engineering projects involve a customer working closely with a number of suppliers. Sometimes this relationship works well; often it breaks down into mutual acrimony at best - legal action at worst. In the future, I think that the software industry may turn to a ground-breaking civil engineering project for customer-supplier relationship best practice. Read more...

All best wishes for the month ahead.

Kind regards,
Marcus Price

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