If you are somehow involved into organisational design. This is worth reading for inspiration and knowledge – http://liquidorganisation.info/

Quote from the paper:

You might have heard of a new breed of organisational models, responding to the fast growing adaptability, engagement and collaboration needs within modern company structures. Or you might have simply experienced the sound problems of slowness, rigidity, bureaucracy, disengagement along with various kinds of waste and bottlenecks that “traditional” organisational models generate and suffer nowadays.

When you know what you want to achieve, but don’t know how – you need Strategy.
Strategy = boundaries and set of principles, nothing more. Executing strategy – operating within those boundaries and according described principles.
Plans are helpful when task is well-known. If you don’t know how to do it – just ask people who already know that. No need to reinvent.

Complex work. People are solving problems, not plans or processes.

Complicated work. Process and plan can solve problems.

Noticed one thing. I try to simplify what i hear from others in order to remember more. And try to remember one core thing from what other people are saying…

Keeping this in mind i realized that i must change how and what i communicate to others, how i should start and end conversations and lots more…

Say one thing and you’re saying something. Say three things, you’re saying nothing.

p.s. that’s why i guess twitter is still popular. You have _only_ 140 symbols to express yourself.

Working agile means you need to be more disciplined, not less! Think it’s one of the main reasons why is it so difficult to implement Scrum in a team (not speaking about whole organization). Here are several aspects:

  • Estimation and planning
    • Iteration planning with clients
    • Daily follow-up with a whole team
    • Iterative reviews of results and further adjustments
  • Team work
    • Definition of Done: list of requirements that all team has to contribute to – qa and capacity testing, documentation, presentations, monitoring.
  • Time boxes
    • Team has to deliver best possible results in a limited time. Requires lot’s of focus and determination
  • Improvements
    • Team is seeking for improvements at the end of each iteration. Normally each two weeks!
  • Transparency
    • Results must be presented to clients or main stakeholders at the end of each iteration

p.s. Stumbled upon the same topic in InfoQ – The Importance of Discipline in Agile

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