I’m currently reading Mike Hugos‘ Business Agility. I met Mike at a Technology Executive Network (TEN) meeting in Chicago late last year. The point of the book is to introduce the idea of applying Agility principles to the business world and not just to software development. Mike makes a good case as to how this can be done but more importantly, he points out WHY it makes sense – especially given how quickly companies must adapt to ever-changing customer needs. I’m not finished with the book yet, but I think it’s worth the read.
Mike is a very interesting guy, who bills himself as a ‘CIO at Large’ and runs the Center For Systems Innovation (c4si). We’ve had a few discussions (somewhat convenient that he just lives a few blocks down the street from me) and I have to say that I’m glad I met him. I owe Phil McEntee, who runs TEN, a ‘thank you’ for the connection.