Tag Archive: mission

Dec 08

Make sacrifices if you want to change

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Export to PDF | Export to DOC“We only do scrum where and when there are problems within the company” the guy said on the other end of the table.”Otherwise we just keep doing what we are doing”. I almost dragged his ass across the table. I often hear this. People think that Scrum is something …

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Jun 03

You need to have a SIT

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Export to PDF | Export to DOCSo how do you get things to move within a larger organization? As I mentioned before just hiring an Agile Coach doesn’t do the trick. He or she can only bring change on those parts where people are willing to change. But it is just like a Chinese plate …

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Nov 12

Bite the bullet

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Export to PDF | Export to DOCLet’s face it. There are no guarantees in life and even less in business. Often companies implement ways of working that they hope will bring some sort of guarantee that every problem will be solved. In the case of scrum it is sometime sold as the of silver bullet. …

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Oct 22

Leeroy Jenkins

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Export to PDF | Export to DOCA few years ago there was a very funny movie on the Internet. A group of World of Warcraft gamers came together online for a challenge. Together they plan to battle with dragons. Lots of dragons. A difficult challenge that they serve well to prepare. Spells are cast to …

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Oct 19

It takes time

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Export to PDF | Export to DOCHow long does it take to implement scrum and turn behavior to a more agile approach? Scrum is something that helps to release software more often and faster with high quality. So this does mean that you want it as soon as possible. Scrum in itself is very simple. …

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Mar 21

Crumbling empires

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Export to PDF | Export to DOCIt was dark in the office. All the workers already signed off for the day and wend home. All was quiet. Except for one room deep in the bowels of the building. The door was shut and within the windowless office a few people where crouched behind their computer …

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Feb 23

How to get to the moon

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Export to PDF | Export to DOCWhere does it start. That is a question I often ask myself. What is the first step to take in the transition from ordinary projects managed by project managers to a new agile kind of way with self-organizing teams? Is there a certain path one should take to get …

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Jan 10

SIMPLE, introduction

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Export to PDF | Export to DOCSIMPLE Introduction In this blog I want to introduce a new concept that I call “SIMPLE”. A good friend says it’s a “whole new philosophy on leadership,” but that sounds too pretentious to me. At most it’s a fresh way of thinking about management. But even that creates high …

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