Archive for August, 2009

Meet us in Chicago

Posted on 19. Aug, 2009 by Michael Spayd.


Yes, we will be in Chicago for the premier conference, Agile 2009! I am giving two presentations, announcing some new service packages, and making a special conference offer.
My major presentation is a half-day tutorial on Wednesday afternoon (2-5:30). The title is Creating Your Enterprise Adoption Plan: A Seven Layer Framework. It is aimed at folks that [...]

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Collective Edge 2.0 Beta is Live

Posted on 17. Aug, 2009 by Michael Spayd.


It’s fitting that the Collective Edge 2.0 web site is now fully utilizing Web 2.0 tools. I know that term is a bit overused, but implementing on the WordPress platform really has made it clear to me:  it is a new web.
Our original site ( was SO non-interactive. The difference is almost shocking. Thanks to [...]

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Teams are the next new thing (no, seriously)

Posted on 15. Aug, 2009 by Michael Spayd.


Jane Patterson, one of my partners, and I have come to a suprising realization: teams are the next new thing! Well, that’s a little misleading.  What we mean is that the use of what I call ‘conscious teaming’ as a discipline has similiar potential to the Agile, Lean or Quality movements. If applied with the same [...]

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