Fixed time, fixed scope projects always end in 1 of 3 ways. None of them good.

Late last month, after a particularly frustrating meeting I posted the following tweet: It turned out, not surprisingly, that I wasn’t the only one dealing with this failed project management approach. Many people reached out with virtual “high 5’s” and, more importantly, questions about how this could be so obvious to those of us who … Continue reading Fixed time, fixed scope projects always end in 1 of 3 ways. None of them good.

Digital Transformation Is Not Innovation

Josh Seiden & I are thrilled to announce the launch of Sense & Respond Press. Our newest venture, Sense & Respond Press, publishes short, beautiful, actionable books by leading practitioners in the field of innovation, digital transformation, product management, and design. Our readers are smart, busy, practical innovators. Our authors are experts working in the … Continue reading Digital Transformation Is Not Innovation

Funding agility. What’s the right model?

16 5-star reviews for Sense & Respond:“Gothelf and Seiden starkly highlight that our twentieth-century management systems and practices simply cannot function in a world of constant change. In this insightful and practical book, they provide crucial principles and techniques for becoming a ‘sense and respond’ organization.” — Rita Gunther McGrathYou should grab a copy here and buy … Continue reading Funding agility. What’s the right model?

The Shit Umbrella

Image courtesy of http://danielle-carlson.blogspot.dk/2011_02_01_archive.htmlI’m regularly asked how to get organizations to start buying into a leaner more agile way of working. While no one tactic holds the key to success, there is one that seems to slide under the radar more often than not and yet is crucial to the success of organizational transformation. I … Continue reading The Shit Umbrella

Want to make your teams more successful? Change their names.

Boom! Lots of companies these days echo the “fail fast, fail often” mantra. Yet, when push comes to shove (and by push, I mean getting code out to production) very few teams are wiling to absorb any real kind of failure. The risk of not shipping *something*, anything, is too great so inevitably something goes … Continue reading Want to make your teams more successful?
Change their names.