OKRs require the psychological safety for teams to be wrong and a culture that celebrates the learning they bring from their product discovery work.
What is Agile?Posted on January 3, 2022.
You can laud the idea and still be critical of the implementation. That is the true spirit of Agile. Here’s how I came around to this idea.
Inspect and adapt, with respectPosted on August 2, 2021.
We all know go to the gemba tell us to go and see and we inspect and adapt. But there’s another part to it — showing respect to the people we seek to improve. Here’s why.
Bottom-up? Or Top-down? What’s the best way to set OKRs?Posted on July 12, 2021.
Don’t assume that telling your teams what their OKR goals should be is the best approach. Here’s a better way.
How to inspire creativity and innovation with one simple promptPosted on May 17, 2021.
If you're not getting the kind of creativity and innovation you know your team can deliver, reframe your requests to them in this one simple way.
SAFe is Not AgilePosted on May 10, 2021.
SAFe - the scaled agile framework - attempts to bring agility and scrum to large enterprises. In my experience, it fails and is not agile.
Selling underwear: How developers learned to love talking to customersPosted on April 5, 2021.
Not everyone wants to do product discovery but everybody should. Here's a story about one way I convinced a group of reluctant developers to meet their users.
Volkswagen’s electric car ambitions: a Sense & Respond case studyPosted on January 25, 2021.
Volkswagen's electric vehicle ambitions reveal how their manufacturing history gets in the way of their technological success.
Agile frameworks aren’t the destination. They are the starting points.Posted on November 30, 2020.
Following recipes is the beginning of your agile transformation. To reach true agility you must become a chef.
Your next agile project: your careerPosted on May 11, 2020.
Agile is great for product development. It can be great for your career as well. Here's how.