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Random Thoughts on Leadership and Life

Stories from helping organizations embrace New Ways of Working

Yesterday, my colleague, Kristian Haugaard (@haugaards), asked on our Ugilic Google hangout; Which book should a mid-level manager new to Agile read during the christmas holidays? My instinctive answer was Scrum for Managers: Management Secrets to Building Agile & Results-Driven Organizations by Rini van Solingen (@solingen) and Rob van Lanen (@robvanlanen). The book is a ‘how to...

Roger Meddows Taylor probably didn’t know anything about magical moments in Agile development when he wrote the following lines of the famous Queen song A Kind of Magic back in the mid-80s: One dream, one soul, one prize, one goal, One golden glance of what should be It’s a kind of magic One of my favorite...

I recently visited a large and prestigious project. The project had already experiences massive overruns on initial estimates and was trying to grasp the situation by re-estimating the remaining work. Re-estimating a project as such is not necessarily a bad idea, but in this case, the team were doing it for the fourth time in...

I am fascinated by the application of Agile principles to non-software development disciplines. I find myself doing it constantly and often with great success. This post is about how we revitalized our project management team meetings by applying simple Agile principles like collaboration, value-driven prioritization, embracing change, etc. Before discussing the details a little background...