Category Archives: SelfOptimizingAgile

Culture eats process for breakfast

Another great presentation by Henrik Kniberg, “Culture over Process” , among other things clearly demonstating that the lessons from Dan Pink’s Drive are fundamental for sustained performance, productivity, and adaptability. Culture matters vastly more for outcomes than any process. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Corporate mass & inertia prevents agility

I spent the previous weekend sailing on a 40ft long and 6 tonnes heavy sail boat. Over the past year I’ve mostly been sailing a much smaller, lighter and significantly faster (23ft 420 kg, 100 sqm downwind sails)  extremely powerful … Continue reading

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Radical Management presentation by Steve Denning

Here’s an excellent ppt presentation, where Steve Denning gives the background and rationale for why the world must change from traditional to radical management. A few tidbits from the presentation: “tradidional management was deployed as a way to getting semi-skilled … Continue reading

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Making Management as simple as Frisbee

Once again, Steve Denning hits the nail, this time offering a new set of heuristics for modern management in today’s complex – multi dimensional – world! Ping all fans of “Big Data“: you might soon find out that the purely … Continue reading

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The Management Revolution

Absolutely brilliant and essential read by Steve Denning! “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs

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People versus Processes

As mentioned in a previous post, I’m quite amazed & amuzed over the amount of religious fervor in much of our business. It’s amazing to see that compliance to the liturgical demands, such as various certification requirements, etc,  of the “religion” currently … Continue reading

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InfoQ review of “Enterprise Software Delivery”

(Image from Amazon.co.uk) Great to see InfoQ’s raving review,  of  “The Prof’s” latest book! 🙂  An inline interview with the author is included.

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Foundations for Self-Organization

My former colleague Svante Lidman has thought quite a bit about Agility and “the agile organization”.  His line of thinking is (IMO) very much in line with my own.  This link takes you to one of Svante’s presentations on the … Continue reading

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