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World Cafe Night Brief Instructions

We did following: 0. Tables of 4-6 people. Any number of tables. 1. It will get very noisy, so start off showing people how the raised-hands = silence thing works, use a bell + raised hands to get people’s attention when table swapping. Practice before proceeding. 2. Each table picks a topic from the theme…

Post-Agile thoughts

We are now in the “post-Agile” age. “Post”-something means that we are in an in-between period, where one thing has been incorporated into our culture and the next thing has not yet formed to the point of naming. The period of horseless carriages preceded the age of cars; indeed, even “automobile” is an in-between word,…

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Rediscovering the "Heart" of Agile

  As 2014 progressed, I found myself saying more and more often: “Agile has become overly decorated. Let’s scrape away those decorations for a minute, and get back to the center of agile. The center of agile is … ” Heart / 心 I wanted to honor a minor tradition of looking at Japanese words (this tradition…

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Expanding the Diagram

It is useful to have just four simple words as a touchpoint for getting started, but surely life is not that simple – is it? No, it isn’t, not when you start examining it. Each of those four words is an action, a behavior, that admits of simple and intuitive execution: – just Collaborate; –…

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