Food for Thought #7 – Different perceptions

When was the last time you tried to see a situation with the eyes of a different person? Humans tend to think that everybody has the same view of the world as themselves and that everybody has the same perception. Of course, we all know this isn’t true. Everybody has a different perception, and that’s why it is so important to try to see the situation with the eyes of your counterpart.

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Food for Thought #6 – Why are we here?

The next time you attend a meeting ask this simple question: “Why are we here? Why did we schedule this meeting?”. IMHO this is a really important question. If you are not able to answer it, it is a possible waste of time; for everybody sitting in the room.

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Food For Thought #1 – Learning Culture

In the first edition I’d like to write about learning culture. A missing learning culture is, in my opinion, one of the main reasons for failing agile transitions. I know some people who stop with active learning direct after university or even after school. They think: “Great, now that I’m a master of science I know everything about my job to be successful.”. Unfortunately this is bullshit.

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Watermelon Reporting

think most of us experienced the phenomenon when the project status is red but is getting greener and greener when climbing the management ladder. The project’s core is red but for the management it has a nice green paring so it looks like a watermelon. This is why I call this phenomenon Watermelon Reporting. But why are we creating such reports and how can we avoid it?

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