in the area of "reporting overhead" - those days (or weeks) every month where management is gathering reports and meeting with teams to assess status for operational review meetings.
Will Agile work this well for every enterprise? Perhaps not, but I think that evidence is building that the approach can yield transformational results.
This article is excerpted from a more comprehensive executive paper that explores the management and cultural issues involved in an enterprise Agile transformation.
About the Author
Peter Morowski is the senior vice president of research and development at Borland Software Corporation. In this role, Mr. Morowski is responsible for evolving Borland's products and technology investments.
Prior to joining Borland, Mr. Morowski served as the vice president of software at Dell Inc. In this role, he was responsible for creating Dell's first enterprise software organization, where he set product strategy, developed organizational structure and established all internal software practices for the company. Before Dell, he served as vice president and chief technology officer at IBM/Tivoli Systems Inc. At IBM/Tivoli, he was charged with setting technical direction, recommending investment strategies and serving as a technical advisor to the CEO and senior business unit managers.
Mr. Morowski has also held management positions at top companies such as Novell, Inc. where he was vice president and director of development and at Saber Software, Inc. leading up to its acquisition by McAffee Associates. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.