Being Swamped – Challenges of Organizations in 21st century

Being Swamped – Challenges of Organizations in 21st century

In the last year I organized a course on Management in 21st century. I started the course with showing a similar picture as the one above. The participants expressed what they felt when seeing the

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Better management with less managers

Better management with less managers

We are all familiar with managing teams, which did not live up to their potential. We believed, that they are not motivated and they did not really engage in what we wanted to achieve. They

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Why external support can help

Why external support can help

I do still remember, when I attended my first Certified Scrum Master Class. My then boss demanded to get external support. At that time I was using Scrum already for quite some time in my

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Cost Of Delay – Prioritising product features

Cost Of Delay – Prioritising product features

Product Managers, Product Owners or Innovators are not to be envied. Any stakeholder usually have a strong opinion about what is most important for the product. In meetings to discuss those priorities, several stakeholders are

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Prioritisation – where to start

Prioritisation – where to start

How can I give a good prioritisation to get everything done? I wish, the day would have more than 24 hours. This is my third all-nighter this week. I have too many ideas for too

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The success of an adaptive organisation lies in it’s organisational structures

The success of an adaptive organisation lies in it’s organisational structures

The premise of Agile frameworks is promising. “We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it”. I love to interpret that as doing better software while having fun.

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Art of maximizing the amount of work not done

Art of maximizing the amount of work not done

“Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential” The 10th principle of the Agile Manifesto is one of the most difficult one to understand. First of all the formulation is very cumbersome

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Start with the vision – where to start with an adaptive organisation

Start with the vision – where to start with an adaptive organisation

I came across an article published on Linkedin by Oleg Vishnepolsky, the Global CTO at DailyMail Online and Metro.Co.Uk, claiming, that agile does not work and it never did. He is claiming, that agile as a

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Agile Manifesto – the big misunderstanding

Agile Manifesto – the big misunderstanding

In conversations with organisations, we often see a big misunderstanding of agile. The key problem is, that organisations understand it as a process to improve the software they poduce. It seems logical, as the Agile

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Self-organisation – Does the fish rot from the head?

Self-organisation – Does the fish rot from the head?

The Agile Manifesto is one of our key foundations to build an adaptive management system into organisations. It focuses on learning, self-organisation, communication and collaboration. Even if Software developers created it initially, any organisational function can apply the

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