I had the honor of attending an open meeting with Narcotics Anonymous this weekend. My sister was receiving her badge for her 13th year anniversary. Very proud of her. Since this is a very large part of her life, she really wanted me and our little sister to be there and experience this together with… Continue reading What organizations can (should) learn from Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
I had some quick thoughts on how a good mission statement can help. Challenge: The absence of leadership This is one of the things that I experience regularly. The perceived absence of leadership. If you are an individual in a formal leadership position, this is your job, to provide leadership. However, it is also to… Continue reading 3 challenges your mission statement could help you with.
Part of the job of a coach when trying to helping an organization to move from one state to another is to identify behaviour that is productive or counterproductive. When you observe counterproductive behaviour and raise this a concern to stakeholders in this transition between states you are sometimes met with a lack of understanding… Continue reading ‘Undesirable’ behaviour…?
The “fun” part of being a consultant/contractor is when you get to attempt to answer seemingly arbitrary questions in a RFP. This is especially fun when it comes to the topic of agility. Here is one such attempt from myself: RFP Section 5 – Methodology : Refer your experience of an agile project setup within a… Continue reading …agile project setup within a rather waterfall shaped organisation…
I have made it my practice to actively take the time at the end of every week to reflect. Now that I’ve started blogging again it is my intention to generalize and rewrite the parts that contain any details that should not be shared. This week that is not possible. The introduction however, makes for… Continue reading My Weekly Reflections
Ok, IT is not a cost-center. We are valuable partners within any modern organization that can, and will, help you overcome complex problems. Looking at development as a cost makes this conversation more difficult. Let’s say we have a deterministic project on the table, meaning no complexity, we know exactly what to do and the… Continue reading IT is not a cost center!
I just recently read the thoughts on this topic from fellow coach Markus Hammarberg titled flow and dependencies which, as always, is an interesting read. So I urge you to jump over there and read that one first as I will share my own experience from the Swedish police passport department, which he uses as his second… Continue reading Some thoughts on Flow