Agile strategy & roadmaps, with Joanna Beltowska (Ep. 77)

August 28, 2017 Michael Coté

"Agile Long Term Planning" sounds like an oxymoron. Or does it? A common misunderstanding about agile methodology is that it doesn't get along with long-term planning. In this episode, Coté talks with Joanna Beltowska on the topic of long-term planning in cloud-native organizations. Being agile doesn't mean a lack of vision, strategy, or a road-map at all. Indeed, those activities are more important than ever, but adding in the ability to experiment with theories and learn from the results in key. It's not that we don't want strategy and long-term planning: we want those, but with the ability to correct and modify them as they collide with the buzz-saw of reality.

Subscribe, follow, feedback

Upcoming Events

About the Author

Michael Coté

Coté works in technical marketing for Pivotal Cloud Foundry®. See @cote for more.

More Content by Michael Coté
Previous
Podcast: Merrill CTO Brad Smuland “It was an adapt or die approach”
Podcast: Merrill CTO Brad Smuland “It was an adapt or die approach”

A Navy nuclear engineer becomes a Master Distiller and a seasoned CTO adapts to a new generation of custome...

Next
That Moment, Episode 2: “Take your gloves off and put your hands into the soil”
That Moment, Episode 2: “Take your gloves off and put your hands into the soil”

When the nature of automobile risk is in flux, what is a leading auto insurance company to do? Why would so...

Subscribe to That Moment

Listen Now