Big Visible Two-Day Agenda

A Big Visible Two-Day Agenda is an excellent visual reference for a training, workshop, or conference. Each half day is based on a simple 3 × 3 grid with a title. Key: Yellow—theory. Pink—game or exercise. Green—video. 3″ × 5″ Post-it notes cut into 3″ × 1¼″ strips allow for a landscape text that fits […]

Touch the snake

Everyone is creative, by nature. Just unsuppress it by following [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Bandura Albert Bandura]’s ‘Guided Mastery’. More: *[http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/how-to-build-your-creative-confidence/ MIT Sloan » How to Build Your Creative Confidence]

Keep the joint running

Picture tweeted by David J. Anderson made me look it up. I like it. #There are no best practices, only practices that fit best. #To optimize the whole you must sub-optimize the parts. #Bad metrics are worse than no metrics. #Relationships precede process. #Relationships outlive transactions. #Don’t confuse documentation with reality. #Before you can be […]

Clear goal, simple rules

:Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. :Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior. ::—Dee Hock, CEO Emeritus VISA International From en|team charter: *”’Team”’—A group of people or animals linked in a en|unity of purpose. *”’Self-organization”’—The tendency of an open system to generate new structures and […]

Success profile

Fused [http://agilemanagement.net/index.php/Blog/thoughts_on_the_value_of_liquidity_as_metric/ Agile Management » David J. Anderson » Lean Risk Management—Options, Liquidity & Hedging Risk using Kanban Systems] (ppt) and [http://vimeo.com/52371405 LKCE12 » David J. Anderson » Liquidity in Flow] (video) on a single en|big visible chart (A2-sized). Changes: *David uses ‘risk profiles’ to find out what to pull next. If success + risk = […]

Agile Organization

The 7th Key Principle of Lean Software Development is ”’Optimize the whole”’. The burning question is, how to boost collective evolutionary power from a participative, co-creative agile organizational point of view? Large Scale Intervention (LSI) provides principles, patterns and practices to just this? LSI is also known as ”’Whole Systems Change”’. Hope you enjoy a […]

Firefight no more

Highlights from ”Past the Tipping Point: The Persistence of Firefighting in Product Development” by Nelson Repenning, Paulo Gonçalves, and Laura Black. Putting out fires is not improvement. Finding a point out of control, finding the special cause and removing it, is only putting the process back to where it was in the first place. It […]