Benchmarking for the Rest of Us
(PDF: 748 KB / 8 pages) (originally published in the Cutter IT Journal, June 2003): Describes the pros and cons of Industry Benchmark data, and how you can best adapt it for your own company’s use.
BooksDevelop skills to thrive in the face of workplace chaos (now available at Banyen Books in Vancouver):
Ten years of observations on agility, in e-book form:
A practical guide to human dynamics in project teams:
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What’s HappeningSeptember 15, 2016: Thanks to the Vancouver chapter of the IIBA for inviting me to present a talk about Real Analysis agility - the bottom line is thoughtful application of effective analysis over Cargo Cult application of the latest fashionable approach! - fabulous interaction, great feedback!
November, 2016 - A workshop series to help you develop resilience in the workplace and in your life!
Next open enrolment sessions start soon - contact us to get involved!
On The Road Again
Jim frequently travels across Western Canada for engagements, and welcomes opportunities to meet, run a workshop, Diagnostic or Lunch and Learn session.
Contact Jim if you would like to connect around any of the upcoming dates:
- March 1-3, 2017 - Winnipeg, MB
- March 6-8, 2017 - Edmonton, AB
- March 15-17, 2017 - Victoria, BC
What People are Saying
Jim is simply one of the smartest and most knowledgeable software development professionals I have ever met. His vast knowledge of the discipline is both leavened and enhanced by his acute awareness of and sensitivity to “the real world” of what actually occurs with real developers in actual practice. Jim is also a warm, open, honest person – rare gifts and an asset in any consultant.— Bonar Harris