Addressing the Irony of Delivering Agile Transformation with Waterfall - agile-od.com
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...)
Design Instead of Planning - agile-od.com
Design Instead of Planning
I actually think planning and designing are pretty similar. It’s just that designing is much more colorful, multi-faceted, free form. (read more...)
The Two Cadence of User Feedback - agile-od.com
The Two Cadence of User Feedback
This image is from Roland Smart’s “Agile Markerter” (https://amzn.to/2O7W2EA). It’s the cadence difference between feedabck (spot the typo? :-)) that (read more...)
Robert Fritz's Concept of Structural Tension - agile-od.com
Robert Fritz’s Concept of Structural Tension
Sharing to fellow coaches this useful visual from Peter Senge’s Fifth Discipline book. Bringing awareness to limiting beliefs, while shifting (read more...)
What you tell a person is less important than what you enable the person to tell you.
What you tell a person is less important than what you enable the person to tell you.
革新 kaku-shin
Kaizen (改善) and Kaku-shin (革新)
My stance is that, change and transformation is a result. We don’t change for the sake of changing. Rather, I (read more...)
The many flavors of experimental and iterative approaches
The many flavors of Experimental and Iterative approaches
The importance is to experiment and iterate. What approach you take is of secondary importance. Chose whatever approach that best (read more...)
know do vs know design do
From Know-Do to Know-[Stop/Think/Design]-Do
We are highly functioning professionals. When we see a pattern, we know what to do. So, Know-Do. The challenge of (read more...)
Design Thinking is non-sequential
The non-linear, non-sequential nature of Design Thinking
Design Thinking is process driven. It is a process to help us activate our creativity. Meanwhile, our brains don’t necessarily (read more...)
Prototyping a Walking Skeleton
Either it’s the artist in us or the perfectionist taking control, but many of us have a tendency to start (read more...)
VUCAO agile-do.com Lifecycle
VUCA”O” – Why I add Overwhelming to Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous
Because when we’re overwhelmed, we make simple and complicated situations, complex and chaotic. Complexity & uncertainty handling is starting to (read more...)
Design Thinking + Liberating Structures
Strategy Session Facilitation with Design Thinking & Liberating Structures
Why brainstorming doesn’t work That was fun, but… Why do we get that slight, lingering feeling of doubt and dissatisfaction (read more...)
How to Get Scrum Right on First Attempt
Pilot objective Within the Scrum community, there is abundant writing suggesting that the two main factors of Scrum implementation failure (read more...)