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The Conflict Escalation Ladder

The Conflict Escalation Ladder

Disagreements are not conflicts. Disagreements are a healthy part of a collaborative dynamic, but conflicts are not. The critical outcome is that people strengthen their relationships as they work through disagreements, whereas the result of the conflict is that...

Systems Thinking for Transformative Change (webinar)

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 blamed for lack of transformation success. In this session you...

Satir Change Model

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 place. Late Status Quo A fairly stable system (individual or groups) with predictable...

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

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 2) and Large-batch handoffs (part 3). In this article I am...

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

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 the waterfall system. In the previous article (part 2), I explained Phase gates and the unintended consequences when phase...

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

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 to build a product or deliver a...

Trapped in Wagile

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 uncover impediments...

Panchal’s Directive

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 organization: take the square root of the number of people in the...