Thoughts on Words: Project

Posted by on Oct 12, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Management, RealOptions | 14 Comments
Thoughts on Words: Project

Thinking is shaped by the words we use. Management thinking is shaped by the words managers use and are used to. If we want people to change their mindset, we must stop to use words that carry a history of bad meaning with them. Let’s start to create a new language to talk about development that […]

The Last Responsible Moment—A Mindset

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in Agile & Lean, RealOptions | No Comments

Published a post on LeanProcrastination.com: The last responsible moment is an ephemeral point in the phase space of my real options, where effort and value are in perfect balance for a good enough outcome.

Thoughts on Words

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Management | 7 Comments
Thoughts on Words

Thinking is shaped by the words we use. Management thinking is shaped by the words managers use and are used to. If we want people to change their mindset, we must stop to use words that carry a history of bad meaning with them. Let’s start to create a new language to talk about development […]

RIP Steve

Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Awesome, Obituary | No Comments

We will miss your inspired and inspiring mind. You’ve been the narrator of an awesome story. My favourite of your many quotes: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of […]

ALE2011—The WHY: Vision and Purpose

Posted by on Oct 1, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Community, Conference, StrategicPlay | 2 Comments
ALE2011—The WHY: Vision and Purpose

I started to write about our amazing organisational model two weeks ago. Before that, we created a vision using StrategicPlay, wrote about What’s In It For Me… Yet still people keep asking WHY. As I value the persons asking me highly, I take this as a clear sign that our purpose has still not been visible […]