You should start seeing some more frequent posts now… I promise! My next MSc STiP module is due to start in November and I will once again be using this blog to record some of my thoughts and associated activities. The Open University does provide an online blogging tool inside the StudentHome section of their… Read More Refreshing my Systems Journey
“The solutions that we design for problems are obsolete by the time we are ready to deliver them.” Agile is not new. Many software companies have adopted it over the last decade, picking up on the increased speed to market that such an approach can provide. Others have managed with more iterative change but are… Read More Some interesting opportunities; working towards Agile
I cannot count the number of times where I have been in a meeting, or a stand up, and someone has rattled off something technical to the group that I have subsequently had to Google (or beg assistance from a friendly technical person). I do not have a computer degree (in fact I have a… Read More The danger of assuming that everyone knows…
Believe it or not I started writing this brief retrospective about… four months ago. Shame on me! As a fyi, I received my final mark for this Systems Thinking module – a Merit. And I am pretty happy with that. Here is the retrospective though. Better late than never (kind of.) What worked well for… Read More A delayed retrospective on TU811
Writing two blogs (this one and one internal work blog) and maintaining my Masters studies is a bit of a stretch currently – so apologies for any regular readers. While I finish off my current TMA and eye up my next, here is a copy of a blog I did recently for work – it… Read More Churn and the evolution of test environments
My second @OpenUniversity assessment was handed in this week; looking at Viable Systems Model (VSM) by Stafford Beer and Strategic Options Development and Analysis (SODA) by Ackermann and Eden. I will do some 101 posts on these in due time to match Systems Dynamics 1 and Systems Dynamics 2. I found this TMA significantly harder… Read More Procrastination and being aware of it
There has always been something I find both fascinating and yet slightly ‘off-putting’ about UK politics. Since reaching voting age I have always taken it to be part of my civic duty to vote, but over the years I have grown steadily more disillusioned. It has just become so unbelievably nasty. Brexit is a prime… Read More There Can Be Only One… Point of View?