Tag: agile

  • Viable System Model Example

    Viable System Model Example

    How to apply the Viable System Model? One of the most obvious ways to use the Viable System Model is a mapping approach. You take the VSM quite literally and map organizational aspects like meetings, roles, tools, or artifacts to the model’s different systems. Even though this method is partially criticized within the VSM community, […]

  • Service Dominant Logic

    The fundamental misunderstanding about products, services, and value creation It is popular to speak about product-led organizations. They shall be able to solve customer problems better because teams in this kind of organization have full accountability for product success. An enterprise organized around products The basic idea sounds fantastic: Instead of organizing an enterprise functionally […]

  • 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 […]

  • MS Planner for Remote Collaboration

    Creative usage of MS Planner During the last two weeks of remote work I learned two further ways on how to work with MS Planner (which is part of the Office365 package). Again I want to show a creative use case of how to use tools which are usually available in many companies. While more […]

  • Creative Remote Collaboration with PowerPoint

    Creative usage of Office365 In times which are dominated by COVID-19 I wanted to share how to use Office365 (or Goole, if you have it) for remote workshops. I want to propose tools which are easily available and easy to share. Therefore, these two come to mind. Of course there is much more out there, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • Interview mit Mari Furukawa-Caspary

    Über Sprache, Dinge-Macher und universelle Prinzipien  Dieser Blogpost ist eine Premiere, da ich zum ersten Mal selber ein Interview geführt habe, bei dem ich auf der Seite des Fragestellers stehe. Glücklicherweise konnte ich Mari Furukawa-Caspary dafür gewinnen, mir einige Fragen in ausführlicher Form zu beantworten. Dieses “Gespräch” fand via Google Doc statt, sodass jeder genug […]

  • Kapazitäten planen

    Warum verschätzen wir uns so oft? In meiner Praxis begegnet mir immer wieder ein Thema, ganz gleich ob es um einen agilen oder “normalen” Kontext geht: Die leidige Aufgabe der Kapazitätsplanung. Klar ist: Ohne Kenntnis der eigenen Kapazität ist es schwer bis unmöglich, relativ verlässliche Aussage zur eigenen Lieferfähigkeit zu treffen. Nun möchte ich in […]