Emergent Strategies

I have managed Oxygen’s Software Development Team for five years.

Spiral JettyEach year, our aspirations grow to encompass widening arcs of project, team, and company.

It all seems planned but it’s a pattern of intended and emergent strategies. Agility embraced from the bottom up with the support of our CTO, Steve Morgan.

Beautiful.

Year Focus Theme
2003 Projects Build mission critical software.
2004 Team Adopt Scrum and XP. Become a real team.
2005 Advocate by doing. Remove obstacles. Perform.
2006 Company Earn trust with the CEO. Contribute to innovation.
2007 Earn trust with the COO. Contribute to revenue.
2008 Consumers Software as profit center!?
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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.