We don’t need to align

A  common problem here in Sweden when groups of people head out to take a decision is that we must be completely aligned to be able to move forward. We simply believe that the first step in taking a decision is to create a common understanding of the issue. We get...

Scrum team of leaders

When I first became managers’ manager I had a dream of a Scrum team of leaders. The basic reasons for this was the same as for any Scrum team. Especially to make the team less vulnerable by giving all the same information at the same point in time (morning...

Self chosen lack of capacity?

If you read my previous post “Too much work?, Scope in!” you might have said to yourself that “throttle the feeding of work into the development organization” is just not possible in my organisation! Well here is another even more radical claim: Your lack...

Too much work? Scope in!

Too much work? Scope in! Pushing work into a system creates lack of capacity, long lead-times and poor quality in the development organisation. One of the worst drivers of stress, long lead-times, high costs, not fixing long lasting problems and other bad things is in my opinion the way we...

Everyday Lean: New Authors!

I’m excited to announce two new authors for this site: Victoria Normark and Emil Vikström, both super smart colleagues of mine at Avega. One of the joys of joining Avega has been to suddenly acquire a whole group of like minded, smart and opinionated colleagues....

Top reasons you need DevOps (and its causes)

Based on my experience here are some top reasons why you and your IT organization need to start doing DevOps. If you recognize at least some of these symptoms in your reality you should definitely take a look under the hood. Releases are big and complex (several...

Survey on Impediments

Please help me understand how Lean and Agile (and traditional) teams work with impediments — AKA blockers, issues, problems. This information is strictly anonymous and will be used as input to some writing and speaking ideas I’m currently developing. No...