Tag Archive: mission

Jun 03

You need to have a SIT

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So 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 spinner. Once you have the first …

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Nov 12

Bite the bullet

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Let’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. Sold as the means to end …

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Oct 22

Leeroy Jenkins

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A 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 each other for more power. Weapons …

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Oct 19

It takes time

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How 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. There are a few basic rules …

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Mar 21

Crumbling empires

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It 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 screens whispering and working. Boxes with …

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Feb 23

How to get to the moon

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Where 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 going on the way to success? …

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Jan 10

SIMPLE, introduction

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SIMPLE 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 expectations. In any case, it is …

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