Leadership Archive

What did I do on my sabbatical?

It´s been 10 years that I have been with Thoughtworks, then I took a nice sabbatical last summer. Many people ask me this question: What did you do on your sabbatical? I spent quality time with my family. Please find the family photo below . This photo was taken during a book launch party at
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Participative management at Semco

At ProdConf 2015, Clóvis Bojikian shared a little about the beginning of the of participative decision process at Semco. Clóvis Bojikian is Semco’s former HR director, and helped Ricardo Semler to implement the participative management in the company in the 1980s. Clóvis and Ricardo wanted to try new things and create a more participative decision
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The Intercoorp Innovation Fest 2016

Last week was the Intercoorp Innovation Fest 2016, an amazing event on digital transformation and innovation at Lima, Peru. Below are some great sessions I attended. What is Digital Transformation? Mike Bracken, Public Digital Mike es pionero en ayudar a grandes organizaciones (como The Guardian, The Co-op y el gobierno del Reino Unido) a navegar
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ThoughtWorks’ approach to Portfolio Management

There are lots of amazing people at ThoughtWorks working on an operational framework to Portfolio Management that enables an organization to rapidly respond to market opportunities, maximize the value delivered from their investments and tie together the strategy and execution people of the organization.   SAFe, Less, Nexus, DAD… I´m not sure it will have
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Awesome sarcastic joke on digital transformation by Neil Craven

Below is an awesome joke by Neil Craven, a colleague at Thoughtworks, on a large company going towards a digital transformation journey. On an internal email conversation, a large group of colleagues were commenting about an article on a large global company (COMPANY-X for anonymity) which has been on a digital transformation track. Apparently Neil
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[video] Steve Denning – You should have an Agile champion on the top

“You should have an Agile champion on the top.” says Steve Denning on his keynote at the Scrum Gathering Rio 2016.   And here are some of the video transcripts: “Value, principles, and then the practices… Is the goal to make money to the shareholders or to create value to its customers?   The question
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[video] Steve Denning – Agile is not a hobby on the side.

“Agile is not a hobby on the side. You have to do the whole thing! .” says Steve Denning on his keynote at the Scrum Gathering Rio 2016.     And here are some of the video transcripts: “A number of companies say we allocate 25% time on Agile… and 75% on the rest… We
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[video] Steve Denning – Value to the stakeholders versus value to your clients

“These two ideas are in total conflict: to optimize value to the customer and to the organization.” says Steve Denning on his keynote at the Scrum Gathering Rio 2016.   And here are some of the video transcripts: “70% of all agile teams report tension between the way the team operates and the whole organization
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[video] Steve Denning – The customer is the boss

“Globalization, deregulation, knowledge work and the internet have made the big changes. This is a new world that is emerging, and the customer is now at the center of the universe.” says Steve Denning on his keynote at the Scrum Gathering Rio 2016.     And here are some of the video transcripts: “Globalization, deregulation,
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[video] Steve Denning – Agile is a mindset

“Agile is a mindset” says Steve Denning on his keynote at the Scrum Gathering Rio 2016. And here are some of the video transcripts: “I basically go to two kinds of conferences… One kind of conference says: agile is the solutions for everything… buy my book or hire my consultants… is that true? … The
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