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.

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the relationship between okrs and strategy

Posted on September 13, 2021.

Objectives and Key Results can do a lot of things. One thing they can't do is determine your strategy. Here's how to reconcile OKRs and strategy.

Inspect and adapt, with respect

Posted 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.

Constraints are the hidden source of innovation

Posted on January 18, 2021.

There are always excuses for why our teams can’t innovate or be agile. Constraints shouldn’t be one of them. In fact, they can be the source of these desired qualities. Here’s why.

What if “the way we’ve always done things” is the fastest way to agility?

Posted on September 12, 2018.

One of the biggest obstacles in changing the way your company works is undoing the years, often decades, of institutionalised inertia of “the way things have always been done.” There’s comfort in doing things the same way. It made us successful. It made us big! And, perhaps the most persuasive argument: no one ever got … Continue reading What if “the way we’ve always done things” is the fastest way to agility?