The Agile Executive

Making Agile Work

A Seven Year Retrospective

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The results measured by Michael reaffirmed for me a core belief that I had developed as a young man in the Israeli army: ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results. We did not have, with all due respect, extraordinary talent at BMC; our development tools were nothing to write home about; the problems of communicating effectively across 10.5 hours of time zone difference from Austin, TX to Pune, India were very real; and, we were subject to repeated layoffs. What we accomplished was primarily a matter of doing the right things by an extremely important stakeholder – the business unit employees.

Click here for a detailed account of the 2004 experience from a 2011 perspective.

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Written by israelgat

October 1, 2011 at 6:56 am

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  1. Israel is on target with his observation — for me a core belief that I had developed as a young man in the Israeli army: ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results. I would add that it takes real leadership to get the best out of people. Leadership does not always come from the top — to continue Israel’s military analogy — it can come from the youngest Private to the most senior of Generals.

    William Fosina

    October 5, 2011 at 6:11 am


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