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  • Quote of the day

    “Many set themselves the aim of rescuing the indifferent and the lazy—and end up lost themselves. The flame within them gets dim with the passage of time. So, if you have the fire, run, since you never know when it may be doused, leaving you stranded in darkness.—John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent”

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  • What is agility?

    Agile is the word on everybody’s lips these days. Everyone’s talking about ‘going agile’ or ‘being more agile’. But what does this actually mean? 

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    “Be stubborn on the vision, but flexible on the details.” —Jeff Bezos

  • Flow the info

    In the last post I wrote about assumptions and their effect on team performance. One of the most basic assumptions you often encounter in teams is that others have the same information you do. Hence, the second principle: Share all relevant information Let’s take an example – the traditional requirements gathering phase. The Business Analyst…

  • Quote of the day

    As Samuel Johnson said of a widower remarrying soon after the end of an unhappy marriage, I exhibited “the triumph of hope over experience.” Triggers: Sparking positive change and making it last” by Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter –

  • Emotional sign posts

    Over the past few weeks I’ve become increasingly aware of how valuable our emotions can be for us.  I’m not talking about letting your emotions out instead of bottling them up inside. I’m talking about their use as indicators of the unconscious, sign posts along the way to a better understanding of ourselves. I recently…

  • Quote of the day

    “Your life consists entirely of the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle

  • Quote of the day

    “Culture isn’t just one aspect of the game, it is the game. — Louis Gerstner

  • Wasted cognition

    I came across this in Peter Diamandis’s Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think: “Wikipedia took one hundred million hours of volunteer time to create,” says [Clay] Shirky. “How do we measure this relative to other uses of time? Well, TV watching, which is the largest use of time, takes two hundred billion hours…