Section 1. Agile Management

“The best companies in an industry build process that allows them to outperform their competitors”

Louis V. Gerstner [2002]

Section 1 uses Peter Senge's fifth discipline [1990]–Systems Thinking–to approach the management of software engineering as a holistic business problem. The profitability and investment return from software engineering is treated as a “limits to growth” system archetype. “Limits to growth” systems archetypes can be addressed and improved using Eli Goldratt's Theory of Constraints [1990]. Each constraint will be identified and a suitable investment proposed to elevate the system and increase the profit and return on investment possible from software engineering. Proposed improvements to the system ...

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