In March 2019’s newsletter
In a touching and powerful article about the care and recovery of his young son from open heart surgery, Tyson Ortiz draws deep similarities in improvement successes or struggles in business and in an individual’s healthcare.
Courtesy of The Corporate Rebels, there is an article from Bjarte Bogsnes, the man behind Beyond Budgeting, who explains the dangers of individual bonuses, and how it’s a poor tool for motivation.
There’s academic research news on the unanticipated benefits of making mistakes, and then correcting them. Findings include people who correct their mistakes being seen to be more committed to the goal.
gapingvoid states that sometimes we haven’t failed enough to make quitting worthwhile.
In a first for the newsletter, scrum.org features a whitepaper. In it, Daniel Vacanti introduces Little’s Law. He states the law isn’t about understanding queuing theory. Rather it’s about understanding the assumptions that need to be in place in order for the law to work in our favour.
Simon Lawrence says we’re often focused on delivering output when we should be centred on learning. He introduces a hypothesis-driven approach that’s designed to validate ideas rather than simply ship features.