Some who hear about Agile’s thoughts about self-managing teams often make the mistake to think that there is no discipline or structure in the several Agile Methods and frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban, but nothing could be further from the truth. Agility lies at the crossroads of both freedom and discipline. The careful applying […]

Fake Deadlines are the biggest life sucking hole in the history of business. Fake Deadlines do not follow reason, they are illogical and capricious. Fake Deadlines waste the most valuable asset of a company: their people. Fake Deadlines are evil because they do not lead by inspiration, they lead by fear. Fake Deadlines cause stress, […]

To bring positive change to an organization it is vital to build a coalition, to carefully raise awareness about a better way to do things, and to do it in a way that respects management and the people in the organization. Japanese management has a unique practice that teaches us how to accomplish this, a […]

Agility is a higher concept than just Agile. One we should embrace more. When a business pursues #agility it opens wide avenues for improvement, not just through one framework or method, but an open-minded approach to get better, and never stop improving. Agility goes beyond technology, or Agile Transformations. It seeks three main goals: do […]

The philosophy behind Agile, Lean and Kanban can go beyond business projects or products to actually inspire our life, our dreams, and personal projects. Guided by this fact, and also by the writings of Bre Pettis and Kio Stark, I give you the 12 Commandments of Done, hoping they can inspire you to conquer your mountains: Thou shall […]