Leaders Have to Go First in Any Change

A lot of “change initiatives” or “transformations” are either driven top-down or bottom-up. But where to start? No matter if you “go Agile” (which I would not recommend as a sole purpose!), or strive for other improvement: You need to...

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Bring Me Problems, Not Your Solution!

There is a common misconception about delivering solutions and calling it “solution focussed”. Many managers I experience are demanding to be delivered solutions - be it from their own employees or consultants. This behaviour is kind of a perverse incentive and may...

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How Solving a Jigsaw with Toddlers Teaches Me Coaching

Today I got the feeling that playing and working with children gives you a good opportunity to grow as a coach. When I played with my two-year old, it reminded me of how it feels to coach people in actual...

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Stop Your Agile Transformation!

You are planning or currently executing an Agile Transformation or Journey? You should stop that immediately! This is the advice that Michael Sahota gave in his CAL1 training that I attended, and I totally agree. Contradictory? No, not really. For...

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Colours of Agile

Is Agile green? Is it orange, red, yellow or even blue? If you read Reinventing Organizations you might know about the different “colours” for organisations. Where does Agile fit into this model? Let’s answer this question, in respect to the...

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Essence of the Spotify Model

One of the most puzzling things I noticed in 2017 was that there are still a lot of people left who are thinking the Spotify Model is a great idea for their organisation. I think that it is mostly for...

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Visualising My Work? Not my job.

Visualising my work? Why would I care. If management wants to see what’s going on they should visualise it. That was something I heard at one of the workshops I did within the last weeks and it was a comment...

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Sprint Cancellation

I assume that every Scrum team has been at this point: The scope of a sprint needs radical alteration because of one of many factors. What to do now? In my experience there is only one way to handle this...

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