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Episode 14 - Tom Gilb — Senior Partner, GILB.com

Bounded Context

Ryan reconnects with Tom Gilb— author, teacher, consultant, methods inventor, and Senior Partner at GILB.com. They met at a conference in London in 2005 and stayed sharing tips, trends, changes, revelations, and pearls of wisdom in the world of problem-solving. Plus: FREE digital copies of Tom's best-selling books. Tom's: Website, Blog, LinkedIn, Twitter Notes:  Tom Gilb at TEDxTrondheim Value Agile, Tom Gilb Innovative Creativity, Tom Gilb  Enterprise Architecture Success Kit, Tom Gilb Competitive Engineering, Tom Gilb  Graphmetrix Theory of Sampling, W. Edwards Deming

42mins

4 Mar 2021

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EP3 Tom Gilb Part 2 - On managing IT projects

Scraping Toasts

...aaaand we're back! In today's episode we pick up the discussion with Tom Gilb and bring up some very uncomfortable truths about the state of competence within IT, what the extremely failed public sector projects really are about (it's not about serving tax payers btw), what you as a manager can do to maximise the likelihood of actually succeeding with your projects or initiatives and all kinds of fun things like that! There's some pretty hard statements in there so if you are easily offended, you have been warned.If you do find this useful or appealing, please join the conversation on LinkedIn or Twitter and share it with your your friends and colleagues as well if you think they would find the podcast useful. As they say, the more the merrier! #scrapingtoastspodcast, @scrapingtoasts, scrapingtoasts.com and so on, you know the drill.But wait, there's more! After the interview I will announce a little giveaway for all you listeners out there so check it out! If you have enjoyed the content of this show so far, you don't want to miss it!Alright, let's get to it!  

40mins

23 Feb 2021

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EP2 Tom Gilb Part 1 - On engineering and failed IT projects

Scraping Toasts

Do you know what’s in common between Marilyn Monroe, Dr. Deming and PriceWaterhouseCoopers or PwC? Well, time to find out! In the previous episode I had the good fortune to be talking to Kai Gilb about the secrets of product development and in that discussion we kept referring to his father’s work multiple times. This time I thought I’d continue on that same path and get face to face with one of the absolute heavyweights in the IT business and Kai’s father, mr Tom Gilb himself. I can promise you this discussion, that I btw will publish in two parts, is extremely relevant especially for all of you who might have a managerial role and/or the responsibility for successful IT projects in your organisations as Tom spells out some really, and I repeat, *reeaally* hard truths about the current state of things and how to maximise the likelihood of succeeding with your projects by adopting a systems engineering approach.We also touch on topics such as creating extremely clear and unambiguous goals, how the lack of them is causing huge problems all over the world such as in the United Nations, how the lack of competence both from those selling IT services and those buying said services is causing catastrophic failures and mind boggling amounts of waste of time, money and human potential and what you actually can do about it. I must warn you though, if you don’t have a thick skin I’m sure you’ll be insulted in one way or the other. Hard truths can be uncomfortable like that.. :)Before we get to it, as usual, if you think this podcast might be useful for you or someone you know, please share it and click those buttons you’re supposed to click on the various social media platforms! Not to mention subscribing to it, don’t forget to do that! And as usual, I would love to hear your opinions and feedback so get in touch! You’ll find the contact details in show notes and on my website, scrapingtoasts.com.Alright, let’s get to it!

55mins

15 Jan 2021

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259: What IT Professionals And Bridge Builders Should Have In Common with Tom Gilb

IT Career Energizer

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Tom Gilb, the author of ten books and hundreds of papers on requirements, design, project management and related subjects. His ideas on requirements are the acknowledged basis for CMMi Level 4, which were based upon his pioneering book, ‘Software Metrics’, where he also coined that term. Tom has lectured at universities across the globe, and has been a keynote speaker at multiple technical conferences. In 2012, he was named an Honorary Fellow of the British Computer Society. Tom joins Phil today to discuss his extensive business journey, his outlook upon the analytical approach to solving problems, and why the future of IT may lie in adopting an engineering approach. KEY TAKEAWAYS: (4:08) TOP CAREER TIP Always try to volunteer to help people who may be facing a challenge. Gain permission to help, make friends and learn along the way. Even if you aren’t always successful, you will mark yourself out as a useful colleague. (9:08) WORST CAREER MOMENT Tom tends not to think of his career in best or worst terms, but there have been scary moments. The most memorable involved his being asked to solve a complex problem by Israeli rocket scientists. Tom succeeded, despite his reservations, and was rewarded by having his computer confiscated! (14:15) CAREER HIGHLIGHT Working in India, Tom was able to convince the workers there to increase the quality of their workmanship instead of selling themselves as the cheapest. Soon all the workers were accredited, and competing on a global scale, which in turn changed the face of IT services in India, which became a leading force. (19:20) THE FUTURE OF CAREERS IN I.T We need to do better in terms of failure rates when it comes to IT projects, which often leaves our clients disappointed. By adopting engineering principles, we can increase our agility and reduce the failure rate to rubble. It’ll take time, but it is incredibly exciting. (22:42) THE REVEAL What first attracted you to a career in I.T.? – Being a typical nerd, Tom was attracted to IT because of the technical challenges and opportunities. What’s the best career advice you received? – No matter where you are career-wise, study. Keep on educating and training yourself. What’s the worst career advice you received? – What would you do if you started your career now? – Invest in learning basic skills, hone them in practice, and be more open and alert to the prospect of radical change. What are your current career objectives? – To ensure that all the lessons learned during his long and varied career, can be taught and disseminated to the next generation. What’s your number one non-technical skill? – Quantification – the ability to quantify any critical variable, and any other value. How do you keep your own career energized? – Always make sure you’re having fun and doing the things you love. What do you do away from technology? – Tom is an avid reader on all subjects, and tries to read around 35 books per year, as well as studying and absorbing history on television. (42:11) FINAL CAREER TIP Select the guiding books you read very carefully. There are far too many IT books out there, containing poor advice. You can filter out the not-so-helpful ones by looking for authors who use case studies and proven data that resulted in successful outcomes. BEST MOMENTS  (4:44) – Tom- “I would use a combination of persistence and intelligence and creativity, and I would solve the problem that nobody else could solve” (7:58) – Tom - “Where others give up and say “It can’t be done”, say “Well that sounds like an interesting challenge”” (17:53) – Tom - “I was able, with simple observation, to participate in building up the whole Indian IT economy” (22:33) – Tom - “There are still this 95% of people who persist in treating a large IT system as though it’s a programming problem” (33:38) – Tom - “You need people and books to help ideas survive” ABOUT THE HOST – PHIL BURGESS Phil Burgess is an independent IT consultant who has spent the last 20 years helping organizations to design, develop, and implement software solutions.  Phil has always had an interest in helping others to develop and advance their careers.  And in 2017 Phil started the I.T. Career Energizer podcast to try to help as many people as possible to learn from the career advice and experiences of those that have been, and still are, on that same career journey. CONTACT THE HOST – PHIL BURGESS Phil can be contacted through the following Social Media platforms: Twitter: https://twitter.com/philtechcareer LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/philburgess Facebook: https://facebook.com/philtechcareer Instagram: https://instagram.com/philtechcareer Website: https://itcareerenergizer.com/contact Phil is also reachable by email at phil@itcareerenergizer.com and via the podcast’s website, https://itcareerenergizer.com Join the I.T. Career Energizer Community on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ITCareerEnergizer ABOUT THE GUEST – TOM GILB Tom Gilb is the author of ten books, and a specialist in requirements, design and project management. He has acted as keynote speaker at technical conferences around the world, and in 2012, wwas named an Honorary Fellow of the British Computer Society. CONTACT THE GUEST – TOM GILB Tom Gilb can be contacted through the following Social Media platforms: Twitter: https://twitter.com/imtomgilb LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tomgilb Website: https://www.gilb.com

47mins

20 Jul 2020

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S01E07 – Kravstilling med Tom Gilb

NBR Podcast

Norskamerikaner, IT kjendis og forfatter Tom Gilb har lang internasjonal erfaring med å hjelpe bedrifter fjerne tvetydighet fra krav. Med en systematisk tilnærmet metode og planleggingsspråket planguage har han hjulpet både tech giganter og hele land, som han forteller om på denne podcasten. Tom Gilb sin CV er lang og midt sagt imponerende. Nå står den norske byggebransjen for tur. Len deg tilbake og la Tom gjøre kravstilling underholdene.

32mins

21 May 2020

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Episode #29 - Tom Gilb @ AIM2NORTH 2019 - AI in Sustainability and Poverty (English)

Virtuell Hverdag

Serious global projects such as AI Transparency , and UN Sustainable Development Goals are currently just nice sounding words, extremely ambiguous. This vision and values ambiguity is a serious threat to meeting our critical values. This talk will show detailed examples of how to clarify and quantify AI Transparency, and UN Goals in practice. We will teach a general method that you yourself can apply to your AI and sustainable projects, including your disruptive startups.   Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Gilb Website: https://www.gilb.com/

24mins

10 Mar 2020

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S4.E7. Tom Gilb. Everything Can (and Should) Be Measured.

Catching the Next Wave

Many companies these days only vaguely know what they aim for. Their visions are in-concrete and difficult to execute on. In this episode we talk to Tom Gilb, the creator of the Evolutionary Development (EVO) about his impact on the way different companies (and even countries) around the world can improve their performance based on focused and tailored measurements. For those, who are curious: EVO is a software development method that is based on incremental product releases, frequent delivery, and dynamic plans and processes.IMPORTANT LINKSTom's Book "Innovative Creativity" especially for our listeners is here. Please, treat it as a personal copy for you alone.You can get the "Competitive Engineering" e-book for free from Tom here or you can buy a paper version in an Amazon store in your country.Tom has been writing a lot lately, mostly ebooks. You can find them here - some are free, some have free previews.

1hr 3mins

1 Oct 2019

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Episode 241 | Tom Gilb - Impactful Value

Developer On Fire

Guest:Tom Gilb @imtomgilb Full show notes are at https://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-241-tom-gilb-impactful-value

53mins

8 Jun 2017

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Devnology Podcast 044 - Tom Gilb

Devnology Podcast

From the BuildStuff Conference 2013, we bring you an interview with Tom Gilb. Tom is the author of nine published books, and hundreds of papers on Agile and related subjects. His latest book ‘Competitive Engineering’ (CE) is a detailed handbook on the standards for the 'Evo' (Evolutionary) Agile Method, and also for Agile Spec QC. The CE book also, uniquely in the Agile community, defines an Agile Planning Language, called 'Planguage' for Quality Value Delivery Management. His 1988 book, Principles of Software Engineering Management (now in 20th Printing) is the publicly acknowledged source of inspiration from leaders in the Agile community (Beck, Highsmith, and many more), regarding iterative and incremental development methods. In this interview Tom speaks about how software development should be value driven, and how to go about achieving it. Follow Tom on twitter: @imtomgilb This interview was recorded on the 10th of December 2013 at the BuildStuff conference in Vilnius. Interview by @freekl and @ArneTimLinks for this podcast: For lists of books and papers by Tom and Kai Gilb visit their website on Gilb.com Quantify the un-quantifiable: Tom Gilb at TEDxTrondheim (Video) Agility is the Tool, not the Purpose, Presentation at the AgileByExample conference 2013 Book: Principles of Software Engineering Management, Tom Gilb, 1988 Book: Competitive Engineering: A Handbook For Systems Engineering, Requirements Engineering, and Software Engineering Using Planguage. Tom Gilb, 2005 This podcast is in English - Deze podcast is in het Engels

54mins

18 Jan 2014

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Devnology Podcast 044 - Tom Gilb

Devnology Podcast

From the BuildStuff Conference 2013, we bring you an interview with Tom Gilb. Tom is the author of nine published books, and hundreds of papers on Agile and related subjects. His latest book ‘Competitive Engineering’ (CE) is a detailed handbook on the standards for the 'Evo' (Evolutionary) Agile Method, and also for Agile Spec QC. The CE book also, uniquely in the Agile community, defines an Agile Planning Language, called 'Planguage' for Quality Value Delivery Management. His 1988 book, Principles of Software Engineering Management (now in 20th Printing) is the publicly acknowledged source of inspiration from leaders in the Agile community (Beck, Highsmith, and many more), regarding iterative and incremental development methods. In this interview Tom speaks about how software development should be value driven, and how to go about achieving it. Follow Tom on twitter: @imtomgilb This interview was recorded on the 10th of December 2013 at the BuildStuff conference in Vilnius. Interview by @freekl and @ArneTimLinks for this podcast: For lists of books and papers by Tom and Kai Gilb visit their website on Gilb.com Quantify the un-quantifiable: Tom Gilb at TEDxTrondheim (Video) Agility is the Tool, not the Purpose, Presentation at the AgileByExample conference 2013 Book: Principles of Software Engineering Management, Tom Gilb, 1988 Book: Competitive Engineering: A Handbook For Systems Engineering, Requirements Engineering, and Software Engineering Using Planguage. Tom Gilb, 2005 This podcast is in English - Deze podcast is in het Engels

54mins

18 Jan 2014