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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

Conway

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 …

The Wall

By on March 17, 2017

If you face a physical wall, it doesn’t matter if you believe it’s there. It’s there! The other way around … If you believe there is a physical wall in front of you, it doesn’t matter if it’s there. It’s

New kids on the block … new team roles

By on March 16, 2017

Forget about cultural differences and personalities Now it’s all about Hustlers, Hipsters and Hackers Players, Tourists and Victims (not all good :)) Pioneers, Guardians, Drivers and Integrators  

Did You Find A Case?

By on February 21, 2017

After a conversation with a professional friend, I posted this to LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6232928665668321280   You are asking ‘did we find the case’? Not really. I believe two factors are at play. 1) Improvements are very fragile and rarely last for

What is agile?

By on January 24, 2017

What is #Agile? And what is #Agile turning into? Neil had a nice way of phrasing it (source: twitter): #Agile is a set of values and principles describing incremental, customer-centric software development And also: Agile is a philosophy, it’s human-centric