What Patterns Count – Where Are 10x or 10% Gains Coming From?

What patterns count is a great question and the answer entirely depends on the context. Visual patterns provide safety in nature; consider the zebra on the African plains or the chameleon that [...]


Accelerate Or Drag Your Organization?

The old saying, “You are what you eat,” or is it, “You are what you measure?” Life is just too confusing sometimes! The point is every organization needs to have an understanding where they are. [...]


Focus On What Is Important

The agile stuff we typically think of is; sprints, standups and user stories to name a few. Those things are the mechanics of how product teams organize their efforts; they are not agile. Agile [...]


Put Away The Raid™ …Bugs Are Our Friends

I admit it. In real life bugs freak me out. Cockroaches? Disgusting and do not want them anywhere near me. Titan beetles… my skin just crawled. And of course do not even get me going on spiders. [...]


Not All Optimization Is Optimal

We all have heard the expression, “think global, act local.” It is meant to convey how you can change the world but you have to start at home. This applies more than ever in the world [...]


How To Build A Great Organization

In my last blog I discussed what high performing individuals do when encountering constraints. The questions asked in that blog, Constraints Define The Boundaries… Not What Is Done Within Those [...]


The Customer is Always Correct… in Working with You

We have heard it over and over again, “The customer is always correct.” At the age of eleven I had a paper route[1] and was told that. I was puzzled then and even as an adult I wonder, what does [...]


PMO Becomes Strategically Involved

In my last post, PMO Driving Servant Leadership I discussed how in this age of digital and Agile transformation, we need to evolve the Program Management Office (PMO) into a Servant Leadership [...]


PMO Driving Servant Leadership

Autonomy, mastery and purpose[1] … these traits are fundamental to people in an Agile organization and never more than with the transformation to digital we’re seeing today. Therefore, as an [...]