On the Fractal Nature of Agile and Lean Product Development (Summary)

This is a very brief summary of the keynote speech I gave at LPPDE Europe 2011.

I learned about fractals, specifically Mandelbrot fractals for the first time from a wonderful article in Scientific American back in 1985. As a student, it was mesmerizing to watch the impossibly intricate images appear on the screen (pixel by pixel, at a painfully slow rate, as it were back then) and a great way to appreciate the beauty of mathematics (and bring some balance to the not-so-beautiful drudgery of integral calculus in class)