The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every team that I work with, in some way. My own staff left the office one Friday afternoon with laptops in mid-March, and I haven’t seen them in person since that day. The temptation in times like these is to put things on hold, to delay, to push things later […]
I celebrated a major milestone in the project to write my second book by purchasing a small desktop fountain. It makes a nice gurgling sound that helps my concentration. Every time I empty it out to put in fresh water, I need to remove the rocks that decorate it, and then rearrange them until […]
When I went in search of a tool to support virtual Rapid Learning Cycles kickoff events, the main requirement was that it duplicate the experience of working with sticky notes as closely as possible.
In the last two years, my thinking about Key Decisions has changed. I used to think that teams needed to address all their high impact / high unknown Key Decisions and that teams could be trusted to come up with the right ones within a few cycles of replanning, even if they struggled during the integration […]
We’re here in New Zealand this month, visiting companies that are actively using the Rapid Learning Cycles framework. We’ll capture what we’ve learned in Case Studies, which will describe how each of these companies used Rapid Learning Cycles to solve their specific challenges. We’ll use these “lessons learned” in a variety of ways: to demonstrate […]