KISS - Keep it Stupid Simple
KISS – Keep It Stupid Simple
KISS, an acronym for “keep it simple, stupid” or “keep it stupid simple”, is a design principle noted by the (read more...)
What to do when feeling overwhelmed - agile-od.com
What To Do When Feeling Overwhelmed
1. Breathe Know to stop. Stop. Take a deep breath. Slowly regulate your breathing. Our mind and body is an (read more...)
Agile Success Stories - UOB Finlab Felix Tan
Mental Model Dōjō TV: Agile Success Stories – UOB Finlab Felix Tan
What makes UOB’s Finlab not just yet another bank accelerator unit, is its unique focus in helping SMEs with its (read more...)
0% chance of failure nor success, if we don’t try
Kill the Zombies in the Eisenhower Matrix | agile-od.com
Kill the Zombies in the Eisenhower Matrix
My executive coaching client was being completely overwhelmed. After a download of a long list of things on his plate, (read more...)
Disagreement vs Misalignment
Disagreement vs Misalignment
“Shared understanding” is an everyday word in my team coaching. It’s so easy to get into positional talk and convincing (read more...)
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - Revised Pyramid Visual Interpretation
Maslow’s Final Theory Z
Self-Transcendence – Beyond Self-Actualization and Theory X & Y Maslow’s Original Hierarchy of Needs Model In 1943, Abraham H. Maslow (read more...)
Mental Model Dōjō TV - Agile Success Stories - Solaria Labs Liberty Mutual
Mental Model Dōjō TV: Agile Success Stories – Solaria Labs, Liberty Mutual
Does Agile work? To answer that question, I am starting a new video series of curating Agile success stories. The (read more...)
Mental Model Dōjō TV - Ambidextrous Organizations Explained
Mental Model Dōjō TV: Ambidextrous Organizations Explained
Link to case study video: https://youtu.be/EW_PX50NAps Transcript What is an ambidextrous organization? In a nutshell, an ambidextrous organization takes care (read more...)
Stop #failureporn - only real failures count - agile-od.com
Stop #failureporn
There’s this thing called failure porn. As Agile professionals, as educators, as parents, we say it’s okay to fail. Go (read more...)
Mental Model Dōjō TV - Knowing to Stop - a Confucius Teaching
Mental Model Dōjō TV: Knowing to Stop – a Confucius Teaching
We practice the art of stopping – meditation, mindfulness, reflection, introspection, zen. Confucius says to stop, we first need to (read more...)
Innovator's Dilemma - agile-od.com
Innovator’s Dilemma and Organizational Ambidexterity
A tribute post to Professor Clayton Christensen, author of “The Innovator’s Dilemma” (1997), who passed away after a long illness. (read more...)
Addressing the Irony of Delivering Agile Transformation with Waterfall - agile-od.com
Waterfall Agile: Addressing the Irony of Delivering Agile Transformation with Waterfall
The Irony of Delivering Agile Transformation with Waterfall Agile and digital transformation projects are abundant today. The irony is that (read more...)
Knowledge is for Consumption | Coach Takeshi | agile-od.com
Knowledge is for Consumption
Knowledge is for consumption. This is my street philosophy, but I really abide to this. I really, really like to (read more...)
Premature Scaling is Startup Death | agile-od.com
Premature Scaling is Startup Death
#1 Cause of Startup Death? Premature Scaling This is what INSEAD professor Nathan Furr said in a 2011 Forbes article. (read more...)
Don't Mix What I want FROM you with What I want FOR you | agile-od.com
Don’t Mix What I Want FROM You with What I Want FOR You
Frustrations about others, are (not surprisingly) frequent topics of my coaching conversations. The clarifying question “So, what are you frustrated (read more...)
Karpman Drama Triangle | agile-od.com
Karpman’s Drama Triangle
In coaching enabling conversation skills, I find Karpman’s Drama Triangle (1968) very useful. (1) Blaming, shaming and guilt tripping, (2) (read more...)
Relentless Pursuit of Product Market Fit is Customer Obsession | agile-od.com
Relentless Pursuit of Product Market Fit is Customer Obsession
Relentless pursuit of product market fit is customer obsession. Reality is, so many distractions in the office… It would be (read more...)
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. – Mahatma Gandhi Nodding one’s head in agreement when reading an (read more...)
Deductive and Inductive Reasoning and the Divergent, Convergent Double Diamond in Design Thinking | agile-od.com
Deductive and Inductive Reasoning and the Divergent, Convergent Double Diamond in Design Thinking
There’s science and philosophy behind Design Thinking’s divergent and convergent double diamond. It’s the logic of deductive and inductive reasoning. (read more...)
Vincent Van Gogh Three Sunflowers
If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced
“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will (read more...)
The Cadence of Scrum | agile-od.com
The Cadence of Scrum
I chose this equestrian quote because today I wanted to talk about the time-boxed nature of Scrum, also known as (read more...)
We know the sound of two hands clapping. But what is the sound of one hand clapping?
Zen koan: What is the sound of one hand clapping?
We know the sound of two hands clapping. But what is the sound of one hand clapping? – Zen Master (read more...)
Shared Understanding | agile-od.com | Lifecycle
The Map Is Not The Territory
The map is not the territory. – Alfred Korzybski, 1931 Semantic scientist and philosopher Korzybski coined this term to distinguish (read more...)