This was the second time that Ward and I had discussed Woods' paper. The first time was a few months back as he was preparing a presentation to this colleagues. But why had Ward re-introduced it again on Saturday?
Ward is, what I would call, a primary thinker. He thinks deeply about what is important to him. He thinks down to its radical meaning. Clearly, there was something in Woods' insights that he felt needed to connect with the new insights that we were deriving about patterns. A new connection that might provide a powerful path to address the core issue of agile's extensibility.
As uncomfortable as it is, I will try to cobble out a premise of what that new model might be.