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Obsessed with planning: Why Agile hurts
2019-06-26

Agile hurts just like physics: They both need you to value reality more than your own plans, preferences and self-image of cleverness.

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Quote: Denning on Competence
2019-06-03

“Complexity responded to competence, not authority.” — Steve Denning

The Hunt: Accomplishment of an organization
Predator organizations 1/2
2019-04-14

Predators and organizations share a lot in common. The executive who can build and operate a predator organization is clearly at an advantage when making critical decisions.

We are not paid to have fun
2019-03-11

The key to motivating your knowledge workers is to provide them a context, the meaning for their efforts.

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Do not focus on “work-life balance”
2019-02-21

Instead of “work-life balance”, executives should focus on creating great places to work.

Why matrix organizations will never get agile
2019-02-08

The matrix organization structure is a remnant of the dark past, plaguing the landscape of innovation and complex product development to the present day. Get rid of it now, because in the new economy it’s going to drag you down to a sinister organizational death.

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Is Scrum trivial?
2019-01-22

“Many say that Scrum is simple and easy. But if you can’t do it, it’s not simple and easy.” — Jeff Sutherland

About the Author

Jan Farkas is the co-owner of Halkeon Agile Consulting, a specialized consulting firm focused on innovation and agility. He has spent more than 15 years in a wide variety of highly innovative projects in engineering, software development and research. As an accomplished consultant, speaker and coach, he worked in corporate, startup and government environments.

 

Jan holds master’s degrees in physics and computer science and a doctoral degree in astrophysics. He lives with his family in Zurich, Switzerland.

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