Not all managers are leaders and vice versa not all leaders have managers role. Where does the difference lies? According to Kotter, author of the best selling book Accelerate, these are two very different concepts. Management is a set of well-known processes, like planning, budgeting, structuring jobs, staffing jobs, measuring performance and problem-solving, which help an … Continue reading Managers are not Leaders
What is your truck number?
A closer look in to team sustainability. The organization truck number is defined as being the number of people in the organization who have unique critical domain expertise (SME). This domain expertise can be anything, such as complex legacy product knowledge or specific testing knowledge. Truck number is a measure of vulnerability of an organization. An organization … Continue reading What is your truck number?
The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations
Image by kalhh from Pixabay This is a summary from the book The Heart of Change by John Kotter. He made an observation about different organizations and how they experience transformations. In this book he discussed what makes an organization successful in their transformation while other organization fails. There are some clear patterns that one … Continue reading The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations
What is ScrumBut?
Image by Michael Krause from Pixabay ScrumBut are reasons why a scrum team does not apply or benefit from the Scrum Framework. Every activity in scrum is designed and have a distinct purpose. When a team is not optimize to use scrum the way it is designed you will see some aspects of transparency, inspection … Continue reading What is ScrumBut?
Agile Retrospective Alternatives
Team retrospective can be monotonous sometimes. Having variations of retrospective can help teams be more involve in the sessions and be more creative in finding a solution together. Here is a list of different alternatives of retrospective that your team can try. The classic This is the most common and straight forward retrospective agenda. The … Continue reading Agile Retrospective Alternatives
Books about product development and building effective teams
Looking for books to read during your christmas break? Look no further, here is a list of great agile related book that I can recommend to everyone who wants to broaden their knowledge about product development and making effective teams and or organization. You can get these books instantly via the Amazon kindle book shop. … Continue reading Books about product development and building effective teams
News In Slow German: a facelift
I love learning with my phone. You can learn anytime and anywhere. Whether you are on the way, waiting for the train, or relaxing at home, you can spend precious microtime with learning new things. Recently, I was on the market for a German language learning app. To my delight, I discovered News in Slow … Continue reading News In Slow German: a facelift