Remember when we were kids and used to play hide and seek? We would often define which blocks we play in: “this block and that block, no further”. We did this to avoid any clever kiddos from hiding hundreds of meters away and causing the seeker to have to run…


Changing practices overnight is hard. Heck, it’s hard to even drink a different flavoured coffee in the morning, let alone settle on a different way of working! Still, the very act of deciding to change practices is a huge and brave step for any company, mostly because it increases uncertainty…


Sometimes, Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters are called to join an environment where everything seems to have gone wrong with Agile, and are instructed to “do it properly”. If you’re experienced enough, you’ll get that gut feel too and wonder “what could have possibly gone so wrong here?”.

The answer…


https://toggl.com/blog/tribal-leadership

Having worked for four companies so far that implemented (or at least tried to implement) the Spotify model, I thought I’d share my thoughts with you on the subject.

Some 5 years back, during my MBA study year at Cass Business school (what now seems a very distant memory) I…


In physics, dissipation is the result of the irreversible process, by which energy transforms from an original form into another final form.

In the organizational context, by the term dissipation of vision, we describe the fading (or loss) of the messages from the more senior members of an organization when…


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I was watching a video on YouTube (“Start with Why”, by Simon Sinek since you ask!), and I realized that I have to watch another video for work after this, fill in a Google spreadsheet, upload an article that I wrote last week, attend a meeting, iron my shirts, call…


Why companies segregate Business and IT, and what can be done to fix it?

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A very frequent setup in large organizations is the segregation of its units, or clusters. Usually, the core software part comprises three units: technology, business or product, and design. Each unit typically has its own agenda, priorities, and hierarchy, but it is also called to work with its lateral units…


https://petapixel.com/2012/05/18/trippy-mirror-photo-created-without-the-help-of-photoshop/

The news calls it the worst recession to come for decades. The WHO calls it a pandemic. The scientists call it SARS-CoV-2, for the rest of us it’s the coronavirus, or simply “self-isolation”, “stay at home”. …


Image from Yamnuska mountain adventures

OKR is not a new framework. It stands for “Objectives & Key Results”. The concept originated from Intel and continued to spread across other tech and non-tech companies throughout the years. One of these companies is Google who was an early OKR adopter by 1999. …


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If you are wondering why Agile can’t be “rolled out” to your company, this article might provide you with part of the answer. …

Achilles Chatzianastassiou

I help large organizations succeed on their journey towards Agility.

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