Dogs are thought to be domesticated wolves, with the first dog owners, living tens of thousands of years ago, favoring their helpful, cooperative nature. Now, a duo of comparative psychologists studying interactions of lab-raised dogs and wolf packs reveal something rather unexpected: Wolves cooperate, dogs submit, Science reports.
Maybe I am about to get flunked too for what I am going to say here
Claude Emond's insight:
Written in 2009, but still relevant. PMI added a 10th area but is still not giving WHY management/Benefits Management the place it deserves « to inspire everyone to take action», if I paraphrase Simon Sinek. My humble opinion.
Ángel Medinilla outlines the basic steps he recommends to make for product success: product vision, business model, test assumptions, iterative and incremental development, use metrics, and keep it simple.
The book This is Agile: Beyond the basics. Beyond the Hype. Beyond Scrum by Sander Hoogendoorn covers situations that enterprises can encounter when adopting agile, and provides solutions on how to deal with them. It is a translation of the Dutch book Dit is Agile. InfoQ interviewed Sander about managing agile projects, balancing the work in iterations, and different kinds of agile approaches.
...an overlooked statistic tells quite a story. If only 14% believe that “everyone” is responsible for change success, how can the whole system change? Answer … it doesn’t.
...Change Agent Moment of Truth
In theory, internal consultants are neutral. In reality, many HR executives feel threatened by internal OD consultants to the point that I’ve witnessed OD consultants fired for their successes.
The dilemma is all about the question, “who do you serve?”
Stop the insanity of blaming the change recipients & start holding up the mirror for you, whether you are a change agent or change leader.
If you level the playing field, give a voice to the silent majority, and really confront change leaders and fellow change agents with their contributions to the status quo, you just might be part of the 20% instead of the 80%.
I quit my job last summer. I wasn’t really sure what I would be doing or where I would see myself within the next five years (the stuff headhunters and interviewers or your parents will ask you over and over again). Right now I tell people that I write books, have a blog, hold presentations and workshops for people interested in starting a company.
In my last post, Best Practices Accelerate Value Delivery, we saw how the CIO of a relatively new government agency used a comprehensive best practise...
Claude Emond's insight:
Tells a good story of a disastrous change management approach and explains why it failed. Alas, this story is a universal one and I still do not understand why most people «managing» changes still insist on doing the same mistakes over and over again. You just cannot decide for anybody when, how and how much they will change; they will just fight you back !...as you will do yourself if someone tries this «change recipe» on you, right ?
This InfoQ Research item aims to rank the impediments to agile adoption in organisations. It examines organisational, structural, cultural, technical and management factors that could inhibit agile adoption.
This eMag examines topics ranging from identifying and removing waste in the software process, designing for devops and continuous delivery, the overlap of lean, Kanban and agile, practical implementation of Kanban in software development and how these approaches contribute to innovation.