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Agile Management: An Idea who's time has come?

I just saw that the CIO of General Electric is being quoted by the Wall Street Journal that their software development process is Agile. Wow! If nothing else, we can now say that Agile is officially on management's radar.

One of my favorite tools for monitoring trends is google Insight for Search. Let's look at how Agile Management and Agile Software Development compare:

Where once software development dominated the discussions around Agility, it looks like the focus is shifting to management, which, in my mind is where it should be. Development groups can create islands of common sense in the middle of the chaos that is there organization, but to really focus on delighting the customer, the whole organization has to be on the same page. That means management, especially top management.

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