Everything in life is a broccoli. Take a broccoli, and snap off a piece. The piece of broccoli is a broccoli in itself. Take that piece, and snap off yet another piece. Again, that piece is a broccoli in itself. In short, broccoli is self-similar. It is fractal. It is a holacracy. You will find broccolis all […]
Actual values are the behavior and skills that are valued within the ‘fellowship’. The fellowship being the group of people pursuing some—noble—goal. The Scrum Guide from 2016 pulls the Scrum values back into its center. Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland call it the heart of Scrum. The agile and lean frameworks, methods, and practices—like XP, Scrum […]
The Scrum Guide lists the five Scrum values: Focus—We focus on only a few things at a time, work well together, and produce excellent work in order to deliver valuable items sooner. Courage—We work as a team, feel supported, and have more resources at our disposal in order to undertake greater challenges. Openness—We express how we’re […]
Tonic’s Rules to live by are quoted without permission from a little booklet I got at the SIGGRAPH ’93. Be kind Put things where they belong. Few are won over by misplaced, misalinged, misdesigned anything. Form, really, is a function. Be kind to the user. Observe a lot. Test everything—because sometimes “common sense” is neither. It’s hard to make […]
So, everything boils down to changing ”’human behavior”’ based on ”’feedback”’ and ”’learning”’. People give each other feedback and feedforward so the may learn to cooperate and collaborate better. So doing, they improve their behavior. We run a ”’Lean Startup”’ to pivot like crazy in order to improve our product, while the product and its […]
Now, how can you get all these Agile & Lean Product Development Topics and some descriptive texts on a single, beautiful, comprehensive, and elegant A0-sized poster?
Just say no to make your yes mean something. Spending your limited time on the things that really matter creates a more intentional and solid yes, builds trust and coherence. If you believe that you must keep your promises, overdeliver and treat every commitment as though it’s an opportunity for a transformation, then the […]
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Somehow, I always have disliked radar charts. They connect unassociated dots and I find them antique remnants from the past millennium. They yearn for a fresh new look. Pondering and visualizing, I came up with the ‘”’flower chart”’’. The unfolding of the flower shows its gradual development, adds the time laps or ‘Zeitgeist’ to it. […]
This just in, a [http://www.tut.com/inspiration/nftu Note from the Universe] captures the essence of agile: Start it; you don’t have to be fancy. Keep moving; you don’t have to go crazy. Visualize; you don’t have to admit it. See the end result; it doesn’t have to be material. Expect miracles; they don’t have to be huge. […]