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Effectiveness VS efficiency: the cultural aspect

Effectiveness VS efficiency: the cultural aspect

The dualism of effectiveness & efficiency (some would even say: the dichotomy (!))  is one of the most favourite topics of all Lean aficionados, Kanbanistas & other Agile-minded peeps (including prophets of Scrum ...). To be frank I've written about it on…

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Heavy e-mail overdose

Heavy e-mail overdose

Being an Internet old-timer has some cons. I miss ol' good times when the word netiquette had some significance. Times have changed and [ ... long, sour rant here ;) ... ]. Nowadays people tend to use some Internet tools mindlessly, without caring how it…

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Workslayer: the less you do as a manager, the better

Workslayer: the less you do as a manager, the better

This blog post is some kind of post-scriptum to something I've written quite recently: http://no-kill-switch.ghost.io/antipattern-attracting-the-work/ Not something completely new, just an additional remark, an important point I think I've missed then, but I find it important…

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Subliminal apathy AKA the highest form of procrastination

Subliminal apathy AKA the highest form of procrastination

It usually looks like that: Discussion seems fruitful, brainstorming normalizes & catches "the flow", people sync well & come up with a shared conclusion. Verbal statements happen. People nod in ecstasy. Deductions appear. People nod in ecstasy (again)…

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Always clean your mess first

Always clean your mess first

Change is what I do. This is what I get paid for. Usually it's not just "you're at A, get to B" but more like "we think you should be somewhere there, go figure out for yourself,…

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Antipattern: attracting the work

Antipattern: attracting the work

Few days ago I've written a blog post about feature teams - I wasn't hiding that it was inspired by C. Larman's book about scaling Agile. Or rather by one of the chapters that I've found very interesting & thought-provoking.…

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