Brilliant article, so much wisdom and insight to take away.
I’m thinking a lot about how to drive innovation in large companies, and your insights into project management map directly to effective innovation in a corporate setting. I love your focus on people & collaboration: it’s the messy bit, but really the only way to delivering magic stuff.
Your idea about Agile v’s agile, and the fetishism of process is really interesting too. That’s what’s happening right now with lean startup: a simple idea & useful insight (try, learn, adapt), is being turned into a canon of thought, with high priests and hierarchy, and slavish devotees — but questionable output.
Keep the wisdom coming, Matt!