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

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

#LKCE18 Talk and Panel Discussion

Visual Workmanagement at Sanofi – A Journey towards organizational effectiveness At the Lean Kanban Central Europe conference 2018 Thomas van der Burg was giving a talk on Visual Workmanagement. He … Continue reading #LKCE18 Talk and Panel Discussion

QUESTI?N EVERYTHING (18/02): Mike Burrows

“This much should be obvious: You can´t plan to have everyone occupied 100% of their time on fixed-date work, allow them to be interrupted by expedited items, and still expect … Continue reading QUESTI?N EVERYTHING (18/02): Mike Burrows

I am Speaking at Lean Kanban Central Europe

I will speak at the Lean Kanban Central Europe Conference in Hamburg beginning of November 2018 about Visual Workmanagement and how we use evolutionary change to develop out Lab towards … Continue reading I am Speaking at Lean Kanban Central Europe

What doesn’t fit will be made to fit

Some weeks ago I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Tanja Könemann (Creditreform) for an Article on Agile implementation in large organizations and more conservative environments. She did a … Continue reading What doesn’t fit will be made to fit

QUESTI?N EVERYTHING (18/01): Isabel De Clercq

“A knowledge worker who doesn’t share his knowledge actually damages the organization.” – Isabel De Clercq This quote is taken from the great book “Social Technologies in Business“. In first … Continue reading QUESTI?N EVERYTHING (18/01): Isabel De Clercq

Team Transition

One of my first exercises as a Team Leader was to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the team members of my department. For team analysis I reviewed literature and … Continue reading Team Transition

The biggest challenge

Just to make it clear from the beginning: There is no easy change or transition. In the human language „known“ has the meaning of „safe“, while „unknown“ always means kind … Continue reading The biggest challenge