In January’s issue
“The world is getting exponentially more complex” says Ragnar van der Merwe and Alex Broadbent. Ragnar and Alex provide advice on how to navigate it, such as employing rules of thumb.
Paul Taylor explains the common trend and dangers of ever-larger teams. Paul says smaller teams are more optimised for innovation, whereas larger teams have a greater tendency to avoid scrutiny.
Christiaan Verwijs reports on his research-based investigation of the purported benefits of SAFe®, the popular and often contentious agile scaling framework.
Perhaps somewhat tongue-in-cheek, Michael Lopp offers his seven levels of busy, ending with “UNSUSTAINABLE: I live minute to minute. Eating and other necessities are shoved in-between things, but eating and other necessities are frequently neglected”
“Are Prioritization Frameworks Fool’s Gold?” asks Maarten Dalmijn. Maarten advice includes focusing more on discovery, and less on prioritisation.
Finally, Noel Warnell provides a graphical summary of Gene Kim’s book The Unicorn Project.