Category: Culture

The prioritization of priority

Ways of working and ways of thinking… and other obvious, obscure things.

Prioritization doesn’t matter until you run out of capacity.

And since it is Valentine’s Day, the commercial holiday of love, a funny bit from the agilesphere…

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The fallacy of stale old mental models about managing people

Managers have never, ever been able to “manage” creative knowledge workers. Only negotiate with them to some degree. Managing knowledge workers is a fallacy of misapplied theory X thinking. Get out of the Freddie Taylor box. If you truly need to “manage” a creative knowledge worker, congratulations you have found an imposter. Continue reading “The fallacy of stale old mental models about managing people”

AOS Group Coaching – Week 10 – Marshall Guillory

An extended discussion about the importance of specific leadership & executive support (Deming – knowing the way) of organization transformations from the ongoing Agile Online Summit.

 

Blogagility Learns: Feedback Loop Markers – Org Mindset Enterprise Coach Class Panel

Prosperity has its benefits. I was blessed with the opportunity to visit beautiful Boulder, CO last week to learn about the Org Mindset body of knowledge from my vlog buddy Alex Yakyma. I promised a few folks I would create a vlog review of the course. I will pull that story in my next iteration. First, I have to pass the exam by next Tuesday! Continue reading “Blogagility Learns: Feedback Loop Markers – Org Mindset Enterprise Coach Class Panel”

The ambivalence of truth

Reblogged with permission from Michael Küsters, the original author of
 this content, as a contributor to blogagility.com. Originally published 
on LinkedIn January 13, 2018.
Michael Küsters

Michael Küsters

Thought Provoker – available for agile transformations

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One of the common arguments for any agile framework is “Just try it – it works”. I’m not going to argue whether they do, (I believe that done right, the famous ones all do). Instead, I would like to explore why practices or ideas which are so different and seemingly “wrong” from one framework’s perspective can still be “right”.

So many facets

Let’s start with an example: Should you sprint? Continue reading “The ambivalence of truth”