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The anatomy of an Agile organization

En excellent presentation by Andrea Tomasini of Agile42, a great summary of not only what Agile is, but also about why traditional command & control management practices, invented by Taylor for 100 years ago, will not work in our modern … Continue reading

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Andrea Tomasini on the Agile Organization.  Well worth a read.

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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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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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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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Software is not made of bricks

As a prelude to a more detailed discussion on metrics & measurements in the context of Agile development, please have a look at this excellent text by Reg Braithwaite, where he clearly demonstrates the dangers of applying a naive  “traditional” … Continue reading

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The Self-Optimizing Agile Organization needs metrics & measurements

For a while ago, I wrote about the characteristics of the self-optimizing agile organization. In this post I’ll take a look at the role of metrics and measurements in general, and in a subsequent post on how the self-optimizing agile … Continue reading

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