Digital Transformation: reads, videoclips and cartoons

Digital Transformation is here to stay. And it’s far from a new phenomenon. I’m happy to have a background that dates back to the early 90s when I worked with and for companies that understood not only what they were doing, but also why, for whom, and how.

Basically this page is a library packed with articles and short clips: enjoy browsing and follow the highlights in bright yellow!

> Clip: A good idea is great, but a simple idea is better

Master mechanic Jack Olsen demonstrates his unique perspective on how to organise and work in a tight space.

> Blog: Why companies need agile transformation
“Agile has been known for around 20 years now and still remains a trending methodology. Even big old corporations can and have benefited from Agile. Microsoft has been tinkering with Agile in pockets since 2008 but had its real breakthrough in 2014.” – via The Medium

> Blog: Agile: SAFe or not?
“If teams run into unforeseen changes, they usually do not plan in the extra effort to overcome these changes. This leads to time pressure and problems typically seen in traditional projects.” – via The Medium

> Blog: Waarom organisaties bassisten nodig hebben
“Hoe sterker de bassist, hoe beter de solist en de dirigent kunnen doen waar ze goed in zijn”, aldus consultant Gulian van Maanen – via Bomm Management

> Clip: What is Metacognition?

Dr. Saundra McGuire: “Metacognition is the ability to think about your own thinking.” – via YouTube (bio)

> Blog: Want to be more Agile? Focus less on the tool.
“The focus on the tool takes such a prominent role in an organization’s adoption of Agile that it causes the fundamentals to be overlooked.” – via The Medium / The Startup

> Blog: Managing complexity (and chaos) in times of crisis
Link to PDF document.
Wikipedia: “Cynefin offers five decision-making contexts: simple, recently renamed clear by Dave Snowden, complicated, complex, chaotic and disorder. Cynefin helps managers to identify how they perceive situations and make sense of their own and other people’s behaviour.” – via Cynefin Framework

> Blog: Agile is dead
“Either someone has an incomplete understanding of the approaches, or they’re forming their opinion through the lens of an unsuccessful implementation attempt.” – via Brave Geeks developers

> Blog: The anti-agile manifesto
“The manifesto shows us (…) a brighter and better way of software development is possible when you work hard, study hard and believe hard enough.” – via Agile Insider

> Blog: Scrum FAQs
“Many professionals have received only a few days of training, little to no coaching, and are struggling to get benefit from the way they are working. To me it becomes clear they lack even the most basic knowledge about what Scrum is or why they are using it.” – via Neil Killick (bio)

> Blog: 11 tips on how to avoid or stop story spillover in Scrum
“Do you struggle to complete planned stories within the timebox in a scrum, or your team struggle?” – via Naveen Kumar Singh (bio)

> Post: Digitale Transformatie: voorbereiden op continue innovatie
“Is innovatie nodig om te overleven? Wat denk je zelf… Disruptie is aan de orde van de dag.” – shameless plug via Albert Mensinga (bio)

> Blog: Running Scrum or Kanban Doesn’t Mean You Are Doing Agile
“Agile is not only about breaking down stories into smaller pieces, that is just part of the process. The principle should be to start from basic, and focus on the highest priority issues.” – via Aaron Fan (bio)

> Blog: Tips voor het opzetten van een nieuwe onderneming
Over ‘Hippy, Hacker, Hustler’ en de noodzaak tot schaalbaarheid. – via Thijs Verheul (bio)

> Post: People never get credit for a problem that didn’t happen
Check voor rake cartoons. – via Serge Huybrechts (bio)

> Blog: Agile is like playing jazz music
“Sinds een jaar of tien weet ik dat mijn manier van werken een naam heeft: agile.” – shameless plug via Albert Mensinga (bio)

> Post: Hans Rosling: kennis is nog geen begrip
Deze TED-clip uit 2006 is een openbaring voor iedereen die denkt dat kennis hetzelfde is als begrip. – via TED video (bio)

> Clip: Will Smith about failure

“Fail early, fail often and fail forward.” – via YouTube (bio)

> Clip: Dan Pink: the puzzle of motivation

“Social scientists often know and most managers don’t…” – TED video (website/bio)

> Blog: “Investing in technology to improve the customer experience has been part of our ethos from the outset”, says Bob Christnacht, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Pendleton Woolen Mills. – Via Deloitte