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12 systems thinking rules for change agents, Agile coaches or anyone making a change in a company

Several years ago, Louise Diamond (a specialist in global initiatives for peace) published “12 Rules for the Resolution of World Conflicts and Their Path towards the Eradication of Wars.” Some of these rules can be too abstract for many business professionals, but they can also be extraordinarily useful when implementing change in a company. Every… Continue reading 12 systems thinking rules for change agents, Agile coaches or anyone making a change in a company

This is why I did not want to write a book about Agile or Scrum

Let me tell you why I chose NOT to write a book about Agile, Lean, or Scrum and chose instead to write about the rules that govern change—and about how these rules can be used for the transition to better, more flexible companis. Historically, we have thought that evolution is linear and cumulative, that one… Continue reading This is why I did not want to write a book about Agile or Scrum

How Groupthink can harm your company and how to solve it

People in companies generally confuse the following 2 main concepts: - Collaborative thinking. - Groupthink. Collaborative thinking help people in companies to come to an agreement after evaluating a problem from different perspectives, Groupthink does not. Groupthink occurs when a team with a particular problem has to make irrational or problematic decisions because its members value… Continue reading How Groupthink can harm your company and how to solve it

Webinar recording available: Create transformation plans that go beyond Agile and Scrum

A few days ago I had the chance to present a 75 minutes webinar for the user group DiscussAgile India. I talked about the ways to "adapt" transformation plans used in the I.T. areas. I specifically talked about companies that are trying to implement Scrum, so that these initial change plans can be implemented across… Continue reading Webinar recording available: Create transformation plans that go beyond Agile and Scrum