Organizational Debt Cycle

Organizational Debt Cycle

Many consider the modern workplace inhumane and uninhabitable. People are not fully engaged. It is killing our bottom lines. It is putting our organizations at risk. With our prevailing management system we have created a vast organizational debt that inhibits growth and performance. We define organizational debt as the baggage that prevents people from delivering [...]
Scrum and Kanban – Which one to use?

Scrum and Kanban – Which one to use?

Scrum is the most popular Agile methodology with Kanban a growing second choice. Learn about the core parts of each one as well as how they differ so that you can find the best fit for your team or organizational context. For example, Scrum is great when you want to shake up the status quo [...]
People over Process – Win with People

People over Process – Win with People

Success comes from Valuing People When we simplify the Agile Manifesto’s “Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools” we get “People over Process”. Agile is about people. It’s about a people-first culture. Sadly, many organizations are mired in organizational debt: mistrust, politics and fear. Changing the process won’t fix this. We need to go to [...]
Stop Agile Initiatives!

Stop Agile Initiatives!

I am sick to death of Agile Initiatives because they usually fail. Sure there are some companies where Agile just fits, but the most common case is a culture conflict. Best fix I know is: Agile is NOT the Goal (Workshop) The core problem is that the typical approach used to initiate Agile is inconsistent with [...]

Transformation Case Study Highlights

I was fortunate to act as  a catalyst for a transformation of a 100 person departments. Here is an early release of a presentation summarizing my learnings. Transformation Case Study Highlights from Michael Sahota   What I did (that made the difference) Uncover what’s really going on Share observations in a loving and caring way [...]