Posts filed under: Systems Thinking

Learning together as a team

A Systems modeling technique to visualize and act on deeply entrenched systemic issues.... Read More

Systems Thinking for Transformative Change (webinar)

This webinar is part of Scrum Alliance® Certified Agile Leadership learning series. Culture change is free – comparison of systems leverage points for transformations Culture of an organization often gets...... Read More

Satir Change Model

The Satir Change model applies to individuals as well as systems of individuals. It is one of the cornerstones of the family therapist Virginia Satir’s work on how change takes...... Read More

Centralized Control : Trapped in Wagile (Part 4 of 4)

This is the last part in the series “Trapped in Wagile”. In the kick-off article I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall organizations. In subsequent articles I explained Phase-Gates (part...... Read More

Large Batch hand offs : Trapped in Wagile (part 3 of 4)

This is part three of the continuing series of articles. In the first article of this series, I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall system. In the previous article (part...... Read More

Phase Gates : Trapped in Wagile (part 2 of 4)

In previous article, I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall system. Phase-gates are the most distinguishable characteristic of a waterfall organization. Recap Phases are are strictly linear sequence of activities...... Read More

Trapped in Wagile

Organizations attempting to transition to Agile demonstrate waterfall characteristics – residually or resurgently. Understanding these characteristics and learning to observe manifestation of these tendencies in organization systems will help you...... Read More

Panchal’s Directive

The proliferation of job titles in an organization encourages the diffusion of responsibility and dilution of vision. Panchal’s Directive provides a guide to the number of different titles in an...... Read More

Hierarchical Amplification

Consider one of your peers or subordinates or juniors some one at the same level as yours or below. Lets name him Jerry. Next time Jerry or some one like...... Read More

Product Owner takes Vacation?

The role of a Product Owner with in Scrum teams or that of a Customer in XP teams is critical to the success of the product. What to do? –...... Read More