Agile Business Change for November - December 2009

  1. Military Strategy and Project Planning
  2. Agile Business Conference 2009
  3. Sir Keith Park - Airbourne Tactics and Agility
  4. Keep up to date with our news on Twitter

1) Military Strategy and Project Planning

"No plan survives contact with the enemy" is a phrase I've often heard used in a business context as an excuse for not planning properly - or indeed, at all. This last case is especially true on some agile projects I've turned-around, where those on the project initially proceeded without any initial planning at all.

The source of the quotation is from Helmuth von Moltke, the nineteenth-century German general and strategist and who proposed that military action was based on a series of options, of which only the start could be planned in detail in advance. Read more...


2) Agile Business Conference 2009

I recently attended this year's Agile Business Conference in central London.  Read more...


3) Sir Keith Park - Airbourne Tactics and Agility 

One of the presentations at the Agile Business Conference referred to Sir Keith Park, a senior Royal Air Force commander in the Second World War and drawing parallels with the tactics he used to that of modern business techniques. Keith Park commanded 11 Group Fighter Command which encompassed the squadrons in the south-east of Britain saw the greatest action during the Battle of Britain. Read more...


4) Keep up to date with our news on Twitter

We've started a Twitter feed. Follow us at http://twitter.com/AgileBizChange


All best wishes for the month ahead.

Kind regards,
Marcus Price

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