A Kind of Magic

By |February 11th, 2013|

Roger Meddows Taylor probably didn’t know anything about magical moments in Agile development when he wrote the following lines of the famous Queen song ”A Kind of Magic” back in the mid 80s:
One dream, one soul, one prize
One goal, one golden glance of what should be
It’s a kind of magic
One of my favorite magical moments […]

Stop playing the re-estimation game and focus on the real problems

By |January 22nd, 2013|

I recently visited a large and prestigious project. The project had already experiences massive overruns on initial estimates and was trying to grasp the situation by re-estimating the remaining work.

Re-estimating a project as such is not necessarily a bad idea, but in this case, the team were doing it for the fourth time in less […]

Leadership Teams Need Balance

By |November 19th, 2012|

In my recent post on what it takes to be a great leader, I made the case, that an important leadership skill is the ability to pick a leadership team that supports the leader in her weakest areas and let’s the leader use her strengths to drive results and create lasting change. In this post […]

Building trust by collaborating openly (republished)

By |April 23rd, 2012|

I’m currently (2008) leading a project for a large client. Although they have been a client of ours for some time now, the people involved in the project are new to us and to the agile way of working.

The client is located in another country which makes close collaboration a challenge. Secondly they don’t have […]