Posts filed under: transformation

A parable – A farmer once chanced upon a pumpkin. He carved it up to make the meanest scarecrow he could. Since he was lazy, he did not have much interest in doing much of anything. But he knew fear...
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This is the last part in the series “Trapped in Wagile”. In the kick-off article I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall organizations. In subsequent articles I explained Phase-Gates (part 2) and Large-batch handoffs (part 3). In this article I...
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This is part three of the continuing series of articles. In the first article of this series, I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall system. In the previous article (part 2), I explained Phase-Gates and the unintended consequences when phase-gates...
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In previous article, I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall system. Phase-gates are the most distinguishable characteristic of a waterfall organization. Recap  Phases are are strictly linear sequence of activities to build a product or deliver a project. These activities...
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Organizations that are attempting to transition to Agile demonstrate waterfall characteristics – residually or resurgently. Understanding these characteristics and learning to observe manifestation of these tendencies in organization systems will help you uncover impediments to your organizations Agile metamorphosis. After...
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The proliferation of job titles in an organization encourages the diffusion of responsibility and dilution of vision. Panchal’s Directive provides a guide to the number of different titles in an organization: take the square root of the number of people...
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A Best Practice is a collection of tools/techniques/approaches/methods when applied in prescribed order delivers desired results effectively and efficiently. “Best” in the term “Best Practice”, to me, implies that there is no further room for improvement, ever! There seems to...
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