Recent Articles

An overview of recent articles I wrote.

November 16, 2018

Can Big Consultancies Deliver Agile Transformations?

Two years ago, an agile “tube map” published by Chris Webb from Deloitte caused a bit of a stir. There was a lot of criticism in […]
October 22, 2018

Trying Something New: Continuous Funding

I’m going to try something new. Again. Our Agility Scales team is preparing for another funding round. We made good progress since the start of the […]
October 16, 2018

Casual Friday — Seriously?

I recently had dinner with someone who worked at one of the world’s largest advisory firms. He told me that his company, like many others, was […]
October 16, 2018

Innovation Starts by Doing the Same Job With Less Pain

The first automobiles looked like horse carriages without horses. This curious little fact came to my mind when our team discussed the new priorities for our […]
October 16, 2018

Peer-to-Peer Coaching

My partner has a personal fitness coach. This coach gives him challenges, such as, “Do this exercise ten times”, “Do that exercise twenty times”, and “Now […]
October 16, 2018

Most Advice from Experts Sucks

Many experts don’t offer guidance with step-by-step instructions; they offer only one option, which is their preferred practice, and they don’t motivate people toward habit-forming. Last […]
August 23, 2018

Patching the Business: Complete the Agile Feedback Cycle!

Now and then, stand still, look around, and wonder if you didn’t forget something. What you missed could be half of your business model! After Inspect comes Adapt. After Sense comes Respond. […]
August 23, 2018

Startup Funding, the Agile Way

Being more agile as a startup founder means funding iteratively and trying alternatives without making irreversible commitments. Our startup team received some interesting questions during a […]
August 23, 2018

Don’t Change Too Much!

Adventures are best when people want to experience them with you. When you change too much, you may loose everyone who matters. I started Happy Melly, […]
August 23, 2018

Pivot, Patch, or Persevere (I Patched the Lean Startup)

The Lean Startup model was incomplete. But now I patched it. Your life as an entrepreneur is perfect! Investors are begging for the privilege of funding […]
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