Category Archives: complexity

Is Management becoming Unnecessary?

Harold Jarche has a controversial slide cast this week titled “Subversive thoughts” which explores the relationship between the trends for supporting knowledge work, and the role of management as it is traditionally defined. Advertisements

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The Origin of Reductionism

I have written many times about how culturally we have a tendency to want to simplify problems, and solve the separate parts, and this is reductionism.  Scientific management is based on this idea, and it is one of the ideas … Continue reading

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Race-cars, Drivers, and Mechanics

I met with a Fujitsu executive last week, and we naturally got onto the topic of software development methodology. I presented my case that it is critical that programmers know the actual customer because 90% of all decisions that effect … Continue reading

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