Three missions or how to put my documents in order

I wrestled with myself for a long time about how to implement my claim to focus. Because focusing always involves leaving something out. I find this unspeakably difficult and that is precisely my dilemma (especially with the name of the website). The topics could not be more diverse: the collected lessons and courses for the […]

Thoughts about strategy

… Vision is different from purpose. A purpose is similar to a direction, a general course. A vision is a specific goal, a picture of a desired future. Purpose is abstract. Vision is concrete. Purpose is “to advance man’s ability to explore the heavens.” Vision is “a man on the moon by the end of […]

Thoughts about strategy

… Vision is different from purpose. A purpose is similar to a direction, a general course. A vision is a specific goal, a picture of a desired future. Purpose is abstract. Vision is concrete. Purpose is “to advance man’s ability to explore the heavens.” Vision is “a man on the moon by the end of […]

The Adaptive Organization at Agile Tuesday

December 2021 Almost unnoticed, an ecosystem has developed alongside the agility we are familiar with that comes from a completely different approach: rethinking the structure and culture of a company as a whole. We are talking about further developments of holocracy, sociocracy and so on… The interest in the companies that have chosen such a […]

Boost or backlash – what Corona does with agility

Agility aims to increase the flexibility of a company. If so, one would expect that now would be the hour of the agilists. But it doesn’t, at least not consistently.
In several companies I notice that a completely different wind is blowing right now. Back to command and control, announcements, the very old number. This seems rather paradoxical to me at first and I am looking for an explanation.

Flow or silo – the structure of an organization

Most organizations talk first about the organizational structure or hierarchy and structural units or silos. The most important goal here is efficiency and resource utilization.
In addition, the opportunity costs, especially the costs of missed opportunities, are often underestimated.

Shareholder or stakeholder value

The Business Round Table has developed a more sustainable view of the purpose of organizations and emphasizes a more comprehensive view of several different stakeholders.

The book Agile

The DACH30 working group is an association of agile coaches and change agents from large companies in D-A-CH. In this working group there are intensive discussions about a common understanding – in this context the “Book of Agile” was developed. It describes a common basic understanding about agility.

Wardley Maps and the Three Horizons

Simon Wardley has found a form and codes that make strategic thinking about time and influencing factors easy to map and communicate. In a previous article Wardley Mapping – a great tool for strategy development I reported on this. The ‘three horizons’ was a perspective that was immediately obvious to me. In a moment, I’ll […]

Agile Enterprise and Transformation Models – My 2019 Forecast

Last year, I published three theses to kick off 2018. In it were the predictions Agile management and agile leadership are becoming the buzzword of the year. The question of how to make an Agile transformation sustainably successful becomes more important. We need more reflection and fewer methods Quite a lot has happened in all […]