Thomas is a department leader in a global pharmaceutical company. He and his team work as Expert Service Provider in the medical device field. They are focused on development and application of custom-built test methods and equipment. Thomas started his career managing classical Waterfall-like initiatives but now uses Kanban and Scrum for agile Hardware Development and agile Portfolio Management for several years. He has also experience in agile Leadership and leading Change in Agile transformations – in a conservative and highly regulated environment. Thomas is KMP, CSPO, CAL and Enterprise Kanban Coach.

Next Stop: Agile

Principle-based Agile Implementation in Conservative Environment Co-Authored by Chris Keller Driven by the need for increased efficiency in operational processes a multitude of modern organizational forms are emerging that seriously … Continue reading Next Stop: Agile

Read: Reinventing Organizations

From Frederic Laloux What you will learn:  Frederic Laloux provides insights in the principles of self-managing organizations and gives examples of companies where he studied those. For me “Reinventing organizations” … Continue reading Read: Reinventing Organizations

Read: Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency

From Tom DeMarco What you will learn: This book is an amazing summary of principles of effective organizational Slack and misconception in our current thinking of efficiency. Tom DeMarco describes his … Continue reading Read: Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency

Visit: LEANability

For Kanban, Enterprise Agility and more Description: “Even for the most successful of companies, the world is spinning faster and faster – continuous improvements are becoming more and more important … Continue reading Visit: LEANability

Watch: “Five *Oops!* Six Mistakes You are Making as a Leader”

From Pete Behrens Recommendation: Beginners, Managers Language: English

Exchange on value based task breakdown with Carolin Salz

Prioritizing the product backlog and being focused on doing the right things first needs clarity about the conditions you are working in. Product Owners need to evaluate the circumstances and … Continue reading Exchange on value based task breakdown with Carolin Salz