“Business Agility” by Mike Hugos

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I’m currently reading Mike HugosBusiness 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.

You can read Mike’s blog here.  Mike also write and blogs at CIO Magazine and Computerworld.

 

 

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One thought on ““Business Agility” by Mike Hugos

    Mike Hugos said:
    February 12, 2011 at 1:47 AM

    Hey Mark,

    Thanks for the notice about my Business Agility book. And also maybe you should tell your readers about the great coffee shop in our neighborhood – Metropolis Coffee Co.

    That place is my office away from the office and a place where I go when I want to pick up on the lively vibe of the people there and come up with new ideas (or improve on old ideas). I call it the neighborhood idea factory. In a time when thinking up new ideas is a regular part of business, this is the kind of place that we need more of.

    Best regards,
    Mike

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