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

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

Interview with Klaus Leopold from LEANability

Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Klaus Leopold for his video Blog on Lean Business Agility. Here you can find the results: Lean Business Agility E026: … Continue reading Interview with Klaus Leopold from LEANability

Rare-Earth Work: The economics of Slack

Would you agree or disagree to the following statement: A development team with high utilization creates more value than a team with lower utilization? Are you sure? I have been … Continue reading Rare-Earth Work: The economics of Slack

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

Safe to Fail

Imagine a meeting room filled with People watching on results of the last project. While the project manager explains why this project has not been executed successfully and the majority … Continue reading Safe to Fail

Risk that your teams outgrow you!

I’m not very old, but I promise I have some good years behind me since I started my professional career several years ago. As I started, it was natural to … Continue reading Risk that your teams outgrow you!