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getKanban – Experiential Kanban board game

getKanban – Experiential Kanban board game

Either you want to switch for your current way of working to Kanban, or you want to map some Kanban principles on your current way of working, this game is a great way to find out what fits you the best. 

Management principles – 1:1 Framework

Management principles – 1:1 Framework

A company is made by the people. The 2 most important influencing factors of a person’s work life are the company culture and – maybe more important) the direct manager. The top attribute of a good manager is being a good coach.

Agile for all! Well… not really…

Agile for all! Well… not really…

While it’s the coolest thing around, agile might not be the right methodology for you, not because YOU are not cool, but because it won’t bring the best results ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

So, you think you can Agile?

So, you think you can Agile?

Agile, as a word, has gone through quite a journey. From novelty, to buzzword, to way of working to priority as the support from the organization continues to raise.

For most of the teams it seems to be quite an understood way of working (even way of thinking for some), but everyone has their own flavor and recipe. 

Organizing a process improvement workshop inspired by the Lencioni model

Organizing a process improvement workshop inspired by the Lencioni model

A team asked for a product discovery workshop. After addressing few upfront questions, I realized very fast that their poor and unpredictable velocity is not caused by uncertainty on the product level; it was the foundation that was actually missing – the absence of trust on the team level (Lencioni’s 5 Dysfunctions of a team).

Engage people in innovation process

Engage people in innovation process

Waterfall way of working doesn’t innovate for you. Lean-Agile way of working doesn’t innovate for you either. What Waterfall & Lean-Agile should do is enable the innovation. Set the right environment, give the space, drive the culture of innovation. And it’s not like Waterfall did not do that. It’s only that, nowadays, Lean-Agile does it better.