Commitment should mean something to both parties – that’s how you generate Trust. But it doesn’t mean cast iron guarantees either.
We’re going to have to reassess our expectations of repeating the same actions, because of complexity.
The definition of “big 5” is traditionally
the 5 most dangerous african animals to hunt on foot. For software development I have defined it as
the 5 greatest dangers of running your software company.
There’s a lot more to Cynefin than you might think. It’s like an onion. It stinks. And it makes you cry. And it has layers. Work out which Cynefin domain each layer of your endeavour is in (and reassess regularly) to maximise efficiency and effectiveness.