Retrospecting (using head, not some "guide" ...)

Retrospecting (using head, not some "guide" ...)

This blog post is about: what's wrong with Scrum-ish retrospectives, what's the better alternative, why questioning yourself is nothing about self-doubt or slowing down the decision-making, is it necessary to abandon "retros" and why awareness leads to clarity (and what does it really mean).Scrum was a great idea, invented by brilliant people, with great intentions in mind. No doubt about that. A shame it didn't work out ... One of its brightest spots was emphasizing the role of retrospecting over what went well & what could use some improvement - it has even got a dedicated ceremony: some even tend…

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Everything Kaizen

Everything Kaizen

This blog post is all about: Kaizen as an attitude (and not a buzzword!), role of everyday flexibility, reducing inertia by dissecting the problems, habit of continuous introspection and in the end - why you should always look for exponential effects (both positive & negative) - as these are the only ones that do really matter.I don't know about you, but I had (in my so-called engineering career) few enlightenment moments that have redefined me professionally - shaken my work paradigm in a way that I've completely revamped my approach - to work in general and to some particular…

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