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[BBIT] The Illusion of Accuracy

Recently I was talking to a real estate agent, who was working out a predicated price for an apartment. They used an average from an apartment that sold two floors below and one that sold two floors above. This is reasonable to use as a rough guide, as the agent knew there were so many […]

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[BBIT] The Importance of Practical Thinking Tools

Intro Our world is currently awash with ideas on how to think and how to improve thinking. Among the reasons why, a strong driver is that people are more and more in knowledge- based jobs. They must think for a living. This trend will only get stronger due to two drivers. Firstly there is a […]

Pace Tips and Tricks: Work-in-Progress

Work-in-progress is a persistent issue for many teams and businesses. What is interesting is that we all kind of know that work-in-progress is terrible, but we don’t act on reducing it. If we look at any advice on running teams, systems, and flow of work, this advice always pivots on lowering work-in-progress and multitasking that […]

6 Deadly Sins of Agile Implementations: Value Proposition

In the previous article, we discussed ‘sacred cows’ and how these can negatively impact your business’s momentum if not slain. In this article, we will look at the difference between ‘doing’ Agile vs. ‘being’ Agile, and how to resolve this common dilemma.   “To be specific, ‘being’ Agile is about living the principles and values […]

6 Deadly Sins of Agile Implementations: Slaying the Sacred Cows

In the previous article, we discussed failing to scale Agile while momentum is present. In this article, we will discuss ‘sacred cows’ and how they can kill your business’s momentum.   “If you are not slaying sacred cows in your business when you are carrying out a transformation project then you are not doing a […]

6 Deadly Sins of Agile Implementations: Momentum

In the previous article, we discussed failing to manage the change aspect of the transformation. In this article, we will discuss failing to scale Agile while momentum is present.   “The nature of Agile and the key to its success is often the key to its downfall. Agile advocates moving quickly, but is your company […]

6 Deadly Sins of Agile Implementations: Change Management

In the previous article, we discussed failing to implement Agile throughout the organisation. In this article, we will discuss failing to manage the change aspect of the transformation.   “You can plan all you like, but if you don’t actually change the behaviours people do on a day-to-day basis then nothing in the business is […]

6 Deadly Sins of Agile Implementations: Organisational Implementation

In the previous article, we discussed failing to get management buy-in. In this article, we will discuss failing to implement Agile throughout the organisation.   “Implementing Agile in one part of the business alone can actually do more harm than good to the business as a whole.”   Failing to implement Agile throughout the organisation […]

6 Deadly Sins of Agile Implementations: Management Buy-In

In this series, the 6 Deadly Sins of Agile Implementations, Peter Cronin discusses the six reasons that can cause Agile implementations or transformations to go astray. Has your Agile implementation failed to produce the benefits and results you were hoping, or had planned on getting? Maybe it seems to be going alright, but it’s not […]

Agile in Practice: Stand Up Meetings

Why should your team have stand up meetings? Daily stand-up, daily scrum, daily huddle, daily team meeting – many people prefer the term ‘daily stand-up’ as it reinforces the point that it should be brief and to the point. Others prefer ‘daily huddle’ as a reference to a sports team’s strategic huddle. Whatever your team […]