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[#011] If Russ Ackoff had given a TED Talk… Systems Thinking

“The peformance of a system depends on how the parts fit, not how they act taken separately.” Dr. Russell Ackoff In this inspiring talk, Ackoff discusses the importance of looking at systems as a whole when improving. He discusses the folly of looking at a system as individual parts and improving them in isolation. Finally, …

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The Flight Levels Academy takes off!

The Flight Levels Academy was officially launched on 09 Nov 2019. Following the success of the Flight Levels case study described in Klaus Leopold‘s “Rethinking Agile” book and after strong demand from customers and practitioners, we are delighted to announce the launch of its: Practitioner Community to connect and share personal experiences and knowledge. Foundational Education Program …

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Talks: Seeking Nirvana – Predictability in a Complex World

Presentation History Agile Testing Days – Potsdam, Germany – 07 Nov 2019 Lean Agile Brighton – Brighton, UK – 18 Oct 2019 Agile Piano by IBM – Berlin, Germany – 30 Jul 2019 Agile Portugal – Porto, Portugal – 31 May 2019 Agile Lean Ireland – Dublin, Ireland – 25 Apr 2019 Abstract As Simon …

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Talks: A Lean Agile Coach’s Toolkit – Guides, cinema, coffee, lunch and Lego.

Presentation History Lean Agile Brighton – Friday 18 October 2019 Abstract As a coach it is easy to fall into the trap of trying to make a splash. This is especially the case if we are new or external. This can stop self-organisation in its tracks. It makes the organisations we work with dependant on …

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Talks: Scrum and Kanban – Battle Royale or Save the World?

Presentation History Agile Lean Ireland – Friday 26 April 2019 London Lean Kanban Days – Monday 18 March 2019 (video) Abstract One of the most common questions we get asked on training courses is “Scrum or Kanban?” We hear phrases like, “We dropped Kanban for Scrum” or “We moved away from Scrum to Kanban”. It …

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[#008] First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

How do we start a movement?

We put leaders and mavericks on a pedastal, but Derek Sivers shows us that being the leader is not enough. A leader is nothing without followers. Watch the Dancing Guy demonstrate this and see what you learn.

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