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On the essence of Agile Leadership

By on March 13, 2020

The essence of agile leadership – in my view – is to ensure that each and every person has the maximum freedom to perform (the circles) as well as the maximum opportunity to contribute (the connection to objectives). Systemically in a free

Thoughts on (#Agile) Portfolio Management

By on April 17, 2019

Portfolio management optimizes the value delivered and minimizes the risk of accommodating  activities that cannot successfully deliver Running an effective portfolio enables strong alignment of execution to strategy. Yet this is an area where many experience poorer than necessary results

Snowden on Innovation

By on January 22, 2018

Necessary but not sufficient conditions for innovation: Starvation Pressure Perspective shift   Dave Snowden, using Appollo 13 as an example, see YouTube: https://youtu.be/IlmesbbPqtU Snowden argues that the held belief that creativity leads to innovation is confusing causality and correlation

IBM CIO Jeff Smith – Build A Next-Gen Agile Culture

By on January 11, 2018

From just listening this is quite amazing – many good insights to build on – very strong focus on accountability – clear principles and beliefs – thumbs up – see https://youtu.be/3zduSKajK64 Principles Clarity over certainty Course correction over perfection Self-directed teams

On Roosevelt

By on November 16, 2017

“Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining” Teddy Roosevelt   The Roosevelt quote is a classic example of simple, linear thinking that doesn’t fly far in a complex world full of systemic issues – on the

Agile – not difficult – not safe

By on November 16, 2017

If you don’t know if you are overloaded or not – then most probably you are – not just a little – a lot! If you are overloaded, little will help, before you deal with the overload. This is probably

Temperature of agile in Denmark 2017

By on September 4, 2017

In connection with the Danish Agile@Scale Day 2017 organized by Accenture and #AgilityLab, #AgilityLab invited for a spot check of the temperature of agile in Denmark 2017. A total of 142 people responded to 3 simple questions: (Belief) Do you believe in


By on July 7, 2017

Your hear warnings about Conway’s law. Agile at scale is all about making Conway’s law your friend – building structure to drive behavior. Essentially applying Conway’s law in inverse.

Succeeding with a large scale digital transformation … hmmm!

By on July 5, 2017

Today’s lunch conversation centered around large scale digital transformations and how to succeed. Popular wisdom has it that less than 90% of digital transformations succeed. Some fresh thinking may be required. Imagine someone is just getting started, what advise would

Things we have never been good at

By on March 21, 2017

Requirements Estimation Contracts Projects …