People & Process

By RiczWest | Various articles around mostly development process and the development of people

It's all about #Patterns -- if we ignore ther #Ecosystem-Wide Patterns of #History, #Context, #Culture and #Motivation the #system does not change enough - Let's make #Complexity Work when it matters for all https://t.co/OaVyqRWO22

25 Ways to Immediately Build Trust at Work

Most people assume that trust “just happens” in relationships. Like some sort of relational osmosis, people figure that trust just naturally develops …

Relationships

What’s Driving Your Need For Agility?

I’ve worked with a lot of organizations who are somewhere along their journey toward agility. Many of them talk about the cultural challenges they …

Management

Mel B is watching flashing lights to help with trauma. But does EMDR therapy really work?

In late 2016, Ben had a breakdown, triggered by someone getting too close to him on a crowded train. It brought on vivid flashbacks of a severe childhood trauma 30 years ago. Until then he had lived a successful life – he had done well at school, had a good career and was married with a family. …

Mental Health

The Psychology of What We Wear to WorkA Thrive Global + The Business of Fashion survey

<b>The culture of work is changing, and with it, our office dress codes. What we wear impacts our creativity, productivity, and self-image, so we want</b> …

Adopting the Lean Hype Cycle

Inspiration, Application, Practice.<p>If you’re adopting lean, you need to understand this flow: Inspiration, Application, Practice. <b>-Tweet This</b><p>It has …

Lean Startups

To Succeed With Agile, Avoid The Methodology Trap

Nobody likes bureaucracies, least of all software developers. All good software starts with a spark of innovation and a notion of design, and red tape has a nasty habit of stifling that spark. That’s what motivated over a dozen software developers at the turn of the century to put together the …

Agile Development

The Ultimate Guide to Emotional Marketing

What does it mean to do something “like a girl”?This is the question Always asks in its empowering 2014 #LikeAGirl campaign, which sought to exploit …

Marketing

Psychologists have surprising advice for people who feel unmotivated

Per traditional self-help narratives, if you can’t accomplish your goal, you should ask for advice. Find someone who has successfully landed the job, gotten the promotion, made the grades, achieved the weight loss, or created the financial stability that you want. Tell this person you’re …

Self Control

Scientists Reveal the Number of Times You're Actually Conscious Each Minute

Spoiler: It's not very often (and that's a good thing).<p>Two papers released Wednesday in <i>Neuron</i> delve deep into the way we perceive the world, …

Times Square

Without a personal leadership philosophy, you don’t have a plan

A personal leadership philosophy is a set of beliefs and principles you use to evaluate information and respond to people and situations. It allows anyone who hears it to gain an understanding of your values, priorities, approach to decision making, and what you expect from yourself and others.<p>For …

Non-fiction

Explaining Agile

Agile is a vast global movement that is transforming the world of work. The movement took off in software development in 2001 and is now spreading rapidly to all parts, and all kinds, of organizations, as recognized in 2016 by the citadel of general management—Harvard Business Review—with its …

Agile Development

I put this together about a year ago after a few glasses of Freakshow Cab…DUDE Value Lifecycle. Detect>Understand>Decide>Evolve. Focus on Value! @davidhussman this one’s for you! https://t.co/l4MIj0VOw4

This feels like going faster Vs. This actually makes us faster #lean #prodmgmt #quality #agile #devops https://t.co/nq8yT0Txz8

Farnam Street Principles

New readers of Farnam Street often feel overwhelmed by the breadth and volume of articles on the site. That can make it hard to tell at a glance what …

Unleashing the power of small, independent teams

Small, independent teams are the lifeblood of the agile organization. Top executives can unleash them by driving ambition, removing red tape, and …

Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (109 Models Explained)

Mental models are how we understand the world. Not only do they shape what we think and how we understand but they shape the connections and …

Psychology

Data mining reveals fundamental pattern of human thinking - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1935, the American linguist George Zipf made a remarkable discovery. Zipf was curious about the relationship between common words and less …

Exapting Sensemaker to Agile – An Experience Report.

I have been a fan of cognitive-edge technology and techniques for many years. Myself and a small group have been engaged in exapting sensemaker for …

3 things I learned by giving my staff unlimited leave

Two years ago, at an all-staff meeting, I announced that we would be introducing unlimited annual leave. To be clear, I wasn’t talking about …

In praise of SWARMing

Most of my work these days is helping organisations figure out how to be more effective, in terms of how quickly they can identify and respond to the …

2 Powerful Questions Great Leaders Ask Themselves.

The Daily Design Quote

Download our free ebook <b>The Basics of User Experience Design</b> to learn about core concepts in UX design.<p>In 9 chapters, we'll cover: conducting user …

What Maslow Missed

<i>Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore</i> …

Adaptability is the sleeper competence, predicting long term professional AND personal success, per Richard Boyatzis' research Esp. imp. for @rebelsatwork https://t.co/qpxExbU6jB

Saying Yes to Any of These 8 Questions Reveals You're Way More Emotionally Intelligent Than You Think

Ever wonder what your strengths and limitations are in emotional intelligence? Now you know.<p>There's no shortage of content available on the popular topic emotional intelligence -- it's everywhere, and found to be one of the most desired qualities for personal and professional development.<p>But …