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  • Imperfect Action is Better Than Perfect Inaction: What Harry Truman Can Teach Us About Loss Functions (with an intro to ggplot)

    One of the heuristics we use at Intelex to guide decision making is former US President Truman’s advice that “imperfect action is better than perfect inaction.” What it means is — don’t wait too long to take action, because you don’t want to miss opportunities....


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  • Seeing the Close-to-the-Customer Conundrum

    Too-typical “telephone” gameEspecially when we use agile approaches, we want to be close to our customer. If you've ever had a chance to sit with a customer, you've learned how effectively (and fast!) the team and the customer learn from each other. And, too few teams have any access ...

    Tags: MPD, product ownership, agile, feedback, product development, transition to agile, value

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  • Reorganization Viewed from the Inside, with Fly The Nest

    Cédric Mao and Erwann Rozier founded Fly The Nest to help startups grow, and leave the nest, keeping a consistent and cohesive team in action. Since our article last November 2016, there has been a lot of water under the bridge: hereafter, they update their purpose, share with us the ...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Innovation, agile, Cédric Mao, Erwann Rosier, Fly the Nest, Leadership, organization, purpose, Scale-up, Spotify, Squad, Start-up, vision

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  • For Distributed Agile Teams, It’s Not All about the Tools

    Summary: Many managers and distributed team members think that if they just had the right tools, they could make some agile approach work. Maybe, but tools only enhance the work of a collaborative agile team. Before you select tools, make sure you have people who can work together and have enough...

    Tags: Articles, agile, From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams, geographically distributed teams

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  • Combining lean startup and agile with a design-led approach reduces business risk

    For most corporations, leading in quality means continually pursuing organizational excellence. This means leaders have to make sure that the organization is fit for its purpose, stays that way, and keeps improving over time. Maintaining quality is much easier when the risks i...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, collaboration, Creativity, Design, Governance, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Research, Strategy, #designthinking, #riskmitigation, agile, flow, lean

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  • Data continuity for faster decision making and agility

    Speed, time-to-market, fast response and agility are becoming increasingly important in fast changing and competitive markets. In such environment, value or benefits decrease rapidly in time. Conversely, being fast, reactive and agile enables reaping the most of the value.  Brick-and-mortar ...

    Tags: Non classé, agile, Critical Success Factors, data continuity, digital transformation, time to market, value

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  • Announcement: New Distributed Agile Teams Online Workshop

    After Mark Kilby and I collaborated on From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams, we decided to start creating online classes. We have just opened registration for our first geographically distributed agile teams class. See Prepare for Successful Distributed Agile Teams. It's a self-study ...

    Tags: MPD, workshop, agile, geographically distributed teams, lean

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