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Post Agile Era

Beyond Agile? Some wild speculations Agile is (almost) a commodity. Many young folks coming fresh from the university know nothing else than the agile way of working. Being agile is in many IT/Digital related areas the new normal. Sometimes it works well, sometimes it does not, but nobody who has got the taste of it [...]

An Agile Team as Viable System

The basic structure of an Agile Team Every Scrum Master, Agile Coach or how ever you call the role of an "Agilist" knows the situation: There is a new team or even a team of teams which wants to learn the new way of working. Usually, there is some sort of a kickoff - the [...]

Von |2020-05-24T12:23:31+00:00Mai 24th, 2020|Kategorien: Grundsätzliches, Kybernetik|Tags: , , |2 Kommentare

On Bullshit – updated english version

On Bullshit Bullshit (BS) is often interpreted as nonsensical facts. The use of empty words is a common characteristic of BS. The term is generally used as a placeholder for contexts like humbug, knickknack, frippery or mumbo jumbo. BS always has something arbitrary and is characterized by vagueness. It pretends to be profoundly knowledgeable to [...]

Von |2020-05-03T21:30:58+00:00Mai 3rd, 2020|Kategorien: Grundsätzliches|Tags: , , , |0 Kommentare

Julia and Mandelbrot for Free

Fractint Nostalgia As part of my adaptation process in these times I share my favorite images of fractals - which were rendered in the last weeks (total computing time ca. 150hs on a i7 Mac Book Pro (2015)). Maybe you enjoy looking at them, or you want to use them as a background, for business [...]

Von |2020-04-30T20:24:30+00:00April 30th, 2020|Kategorien: Grundsätzliches, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Kommentare

Viable Leadership

The Viable System Model and Leadership This post contains an excerpt of the book „Responsible leadership in a complex world“ (Zitat, so far only available in German) which is a co-production of Peter Gomez, Timo Meynhardt and me. Our work used the Viable System Model to offer a framework for Reflective Practitioners (according to the [...]

Setting a goal with a range

Key Results and the Estimation of Metrics Nowadays it is almost standard to use OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) in Agile Organizations. It is claimed that this goal-setting-philosophy enables a true delivery/product organization, since the "simple" application of agile working practices like Scrum or Kanban is not enough to align huge working systems towards a [...]

Von |2019-12-17T17:38:18+00:00November 25th, 2019|Kategorien: Grundsätzliches, Kybernetik|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Kommentare

Free Release – Viable System Model Canvas

The VSM in a nutshell It's a very special day for me! Why? Because I am very excited to release  the ... Viable System Model Canvas. It all began about 24 months ago when I started this project (or product?). This outcome (or output?) is my recent development to get a step closer to make [...]

Von |2019-11-06T21:21:02+00:00November 6th, 2019|Kategorien: Experimente, Grundsätzliches, Kybernetik|Tags: , , , , |0 Kommentare

Best Practise vs. Good Practice vs. Emergent Practice

Experience and Science The discussion about the different possibilities to fail when applying "simple solutions" to "complex problems" is everything but new. Especially the understandable but (often) useless desire for best practice has been intensively discussed. With this post I would like to explore the term best practice a little bit further in order to offer [...]

Stabilität durch Entkopplung

Matrjoschkas und das Prinzip der losen Kopplung <tldr;>Lasst die Menschen in Ruhe ihre Sache planen. Unternehmensweite Planungsebenen können die Idee der Agilität unterlaufen. Der Aufgabenschnitt sollte den ausführenden Menschen obliegen. Entkoppelte Planungsebenen bieten mehr Freiheit in der Selbstorganisation und erzeugen eine komplexitätsgerechte Ordnung, um Ergebnisse zu liefern.</tldr;> Egal ob wir mit agilen oder klassischen Projektstrukturen arbeiten, [...]