Monthly Archives: October 2010

On Sustainable Pace

I was just at the Agile Tour at Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. It was a very good event. (Kudos to Catherine Louis and the other organizers!) Laurie Williams, who is a great person and a great Agile researcher, has done some work recently. I should use her words for it but don’t have […]

A real person in a good team

Some people take the view that a person (often themselves) will be lost in a team, and, to be fair, this can happen. There are bosses and there are teammates who want you to conform, to submit, to lose your identity to a meaningful degree, but in a real and good team, the opposite occurs. […]

The importance of teams

As I teach Scrum and Lean-Agile classes, I often meet people who don’t understand teams. Often this is true for some of the smartest and most capable people. Why? I think there are many answers. One is that they have been taught the single-leader team discipline. (This is the phrase that Katzenbach and Smith use […]

JIT Knowledge Creation

This is our business. JIT (just-in-time) knowledge creation. (It is not just-in-time knowledge management.) Why? And why is it so important? Well, ultimately the answer is because people are important. Or maybe it is better to say we respect the customer, the firm’s shareholders. What do I mean, you say? Let’s start from the beginning. […]