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December Book Review Week

Hans Mulder is our reviewer for the December Book Week 12-7 to 12-11-2020. Hans is reviewing these five books:

Monday: 12-7-2020

Foundations of Enterprise Governance and Engineering"and "Practicing Enterprise Governance and Engineering" by Jan Hoogervorst

Tuesday 12-8-2020

Enterprise Ontology by Jan Dietz and Hans Mulder

Wednesday 12-9-2020

Agilizing the Enterprise by Joseph Raynus

Thursday 12-10-2020

The Good Mate: How understanding team relationships can make you happier and more productive' by Evan Sorensen and Jim Johnson

Friday 12-11-2020

The Good Sponsor by Jim Johnson

Throwback Week

Throwback week is 2020 November 30 to December 4th. In this week we will reexamine 5 previous adviceblogs to see how they fit with Infinite Flow. Here is the line-up of earlier adviceblogs:  

Monday 11-30

Titled “Over the Edge”, Albert Soule suggests that executive sponsors look to the project team to put together a list of risks.

Tuesday 12-1

Titled ”Concordia Project”, The Standish Group team of advisors reviewed the Concordia Project.

Wednesday 12-2

Titled “Filters”, Wayne Strider suggests having filters.

Thursday 12-3

Titled “Remove and Replace”, Jennifer Lynch suggests you remove and replace the non-participating stakeholder.

Friday 12-4

Titled “Radical Changes”, Chip Bell suggests radical changes in organizations render skills obsolete almost overnight.




A Week of Tuesdays

The week on November 16th to 20th. The Standish Group is presenting a look at past CHAOS Tuesday programs and how they relate to Infinite Flow. 

Monday  11-16-2020

Flow Team Building: The heart of the Infinite Flow process is the team. 

Tuesday 11-17-2020

Software in One Day: Infinite Flow delivers software in a single day.

Wednesday 11-18-2020

Selling Flow: Infinite Flow might be considered a new methodology, but it is more evolution then revolutionary.  

Thursday 11-19-2020

Fresh, Usable, and Efficient software: Infinite Flow delivers a very small amount of software most days. 

Friday 11-20-2020

No Kill Switch: Infinite Flow has no kill switch because none is needed. 


Note: There will no adviceblogs issued during the week of 11-23-2020


November Book Review Week

Week of 11-9 to 11-13 2020 our adviceblog section I will review these five books:

Monday 11-9-2020

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is about surviving and even flourishing when things break.

Tuesday 11-10-2020

Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization book by Dave Logan, John King, Halee Fischer-Wright.  

 Wednesday 11-11-2020

 Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money book written by Pat Flynn.

Thursday 11-12-2020

Turn Enemies into Allies: The Art of Peace in the Workplace is a book written by Judy Ringer.

Friday 11-13-2020

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know is a book written by Malcolm Gladwell.  

Jim Johnson


What do you expect?

The week of 11-2 to 11-6 we will present our adviceblogs with a focus on managing expectation through Infinite Flow.


Going for the Gold: Emmanuel Stockbroekx says the Belgium National Men’s Field Hockey Team is at a dream stage.  


Managing Expectations through Infinite Flow: Infinite Flow manages expectation through a close collaboration with the business and technology.


Managing Expectations is Crucial: Hans Mulder suggests that managing expectations is crucial.


Expectation management Starts with Achievable Metrics: Sidnie Feit suggests that expectation management starts with an established quality and achievable metrics.


Happy Talk: Tony Collins suggests that if you continually fuel expectations of a new system by offering only “happy talk” to inquiries,

Would IT Flow

Next week (10-26 to10-30) advice microblog’s theme is “Would it Flow”.  Here is next week’s line-up: 


Would IT Flow: We reprofiled the New York City Automated Payroll System using Infinite Flow


Would IT Flow: We take another look at SACWIS projects using Infinite Flow 


Would IT Flow: How would RMVs drive their applications using Infinite Flow. 


Would IT Flow: Flash Boys – How fast would you trade with Infinite Flow


Would IT Flow: We look at trade-offs with using consultants with Infinite Flow


Random Thoughts on Infinite Flow

Next week our adviceblog will focus on some random thoughts on Infinite Flow.

Infinite Flow is a non-project-based environment that builds and releases software daily.  

The schedule is: 


Builds and Releases: Infinite Flow is a non-project-based environment that builds and releases software daily. 


Critical Success Factor: Infinite Flow critical success factor is Decision Latency.


Flow Automation: Infinite Flow requires lots of automation. 


Single Source: Infinite Flow encompasses configuration management as part of the daily deliverables. 


The Flow Runs Through IT: Infinite Flow should be focused on the business. 

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October Book Review Week

Next week on our adviceblog section I will review these five books:


Ozan Varol’s “Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life. 


Walter Isaacson’s The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution 


Clayton Christensen’s The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail 


Simon Sinek’s The Infinite Game 


Dan Heath’s Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They happen

Look for them on Recent Entries, Tweeter, and Linkedin. Hope you like them. 

Jim Johnson

Biden v. Trump: Who Makes a Better Project Executive Sponsor?

As a request from one of our research members, we have updated our “Would Joe Biden be a Good Executive Project Sponsor?” video by adding our opinion on Donald Trump. This video is my opinion of the level of competency of both men.  

Would Joe Biden be a Good Executive Project Sponsor?


Jim Johnson appraises Joe Biden’s skills at being a good sponsor using Our Good Sponsor assessment system.

Take a look: 



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