Scrum Guide 2020, waterfall strikes back?

In the community, people are repeating the intention of that new version like making scrum more accessible to a larger community. I have to say, they failed.

Sometimes you find interesting documents in the recruiting process: agile coaching requirements

Too often the job description for agile coaches are just wrong.
And sometimes, you find something interesting.

AO on InfoQ: “Q&A on The Book AO, Concepts and Patterns of 21-st Century Agile Organizations”

Agile has evolved from a set of tools and methods to become more agile to a specific organizational setup, allowing great interactions of individuals.
AO cannot be considered a method or a process; it is a set of tools guiding the change from a rigid top-down structure to an organic and empirical organization. A continuous organization becomes a bottom-up key.

Decision making in the New Normal

In these COVID-19 times, anxiety and fear are freezing our ability to respond to any threats or opportunities in our business environment.  We are in surviving times where our reptilian brain takes over rationality. Stopping the engine instead of moving forward sounds to be the only action feasible. Brain and guts, reflection and action areContinue reading “Decision making in the New Normal”

Our collaboration with PMI/Disciplined Agile

In July, I started a conversation with Scott Ambler about how the agile way might address Human Ressources.

Don´t be afraid about emotions

Working on several projects and facilitation, I was each time confused about how professionals are addressing emotions.

Everyone has to be happy, enthusiastic, nice and gentle. Loud people even jokers and rude people are contained. Under the umbrella of “be yourself”, that yourself sounds more and more to be “like I expect from you to behave”.

Defining C-suite agile with Requisite Agility

Requisite Agility (RA) is an evolution of Requisite Organization (RO) adapted to the complexity of a global connected world. The common denominator of both RA and RO is the initial problem that RO tried to solve like “lack of effectiveness of bureaucracy within a stratified hierarchical organization” (Wikipedia) including specialization of function. Function control isContinue reading “Defining C-suite agile with Requisite Agility”

Introducing AO- agile organisation model in Geneva (French Version)

When if “agile” is nothing more than the dynamic of a system?

As an agile coach, it is completely boring to be considered as an evangelist or whatever guru. This is perhaps a mark of respect and that’s fine but when you are working daily with teams this becomes weird while trying to help, and people just see you as another “Moses” and not as a helper.Continue reading “When if “agile” is nothing more than the dynamic of a system?”

Is agile possible in an SAP (ERP) or Business Process related context (Banks) possible?

Sitting in front on my computer and writing these lines let emerge in me an angel and devil fight. Should I push forward everything that doesn’t work or should I explain what works? What if people are feeling injured by these words? What if my customers are feeling offended by these lines? What if people are misinterpreting this post like a revolutionary manifesto? What if I lose most of my contracts?

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