July 2014

CHAOS Tool Time

CHAOS Tuesday #55: is titled “CHAOS Tool Time”. This is a first part of a ten part segment series on agile management tools. In these segments we will explore how these tools aid in the agile process and methods.  We look at the basic features and functions that they provide.  We consider how agile software organizations keep the tools lean and simple.  We compare these tools against traditional project management tools. Our special guest for this series is Lee Cunningham, Director of Enterprise Agile Enablement at VersionOne, Inc.

We also have Evan Sorensen in our segment CHAOS on the Couch covers how to deal with arrogance. Plus, Lee Gesmer in CHAOS on the Law presents Part 3 of the Oracle versus Google copyright and patent lawsuit. In this program we explore:

  • Our general tools opinion
  • How agile tools work for people
  • Common agile tool features & functions
  • Oracle versus Google
  • Dealing with Arrogance

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Lee Cunningham

Lee Cunningham is the Director of Enterprise Agile Enablement at VersionOne. He works with senior organizational leaders around the globe, assisting them in developing business agility through alignment of all parts of the enterprise. He believes it is necessary for people to enjoy their work in order to consistently deliver high-value, high-quality products and services, and he derives great satisfaction in helping them do so.


Lee Gesmer

Lee Gesmer is a founding partner of the Boston law firm Gesmer Updegrove LLP. The firm, which employees 50 lawyers and support staff, was formed in 1986. Since then it has become one of New England’s leading technology law firms, representing hundreds of institutions ranging from large organizations, such as Harvard University, The Linux Foundation and ThermoFisher Scientific, to hundreds of small and mid-sized emerging companies.


Evan Sorensen

Evan Sorensen is the founder and director of the New England Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy. After earning his MS Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology in 1995, Evan held clinical and executive leadership positions with well-known organizations in California and New Hampshire. Evan is currently an adjunct faculty professor for Providence College and Seminary – Graduate School of Counseling Psychology at the Calgary and Manitoba, Canada campuses.



Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.


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