Innovation

Agile Greece Summit 2016 #AGRS16

I recently presented at Agile Greece in September 2016.  It was a great experience to finally travel to Greece – my neighbour country – and meet a lot of amazing people who are passionate about improving the way we delivery products and services. There were some great speakers from various organisations Spotify, King, Ericsson and others who shared their experiences and… Read more →

#LKFR15

Designing Better Experiments “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” – Josh Billings (not Mark Twain). The vast majority of software we develop is worthless – not because it was written poorly, but because we discover that nobody wants it. This can be heartbreaking and demotivating… Read more →

Boost Creativity with Six Hats

Most of us tackle complex problems on a daily basis as part of our work, which require multiple people to collaborate and communicate. How often do you find yourself sitting in long meetings with no actionable outcomes and in an atmosphere that lacks creativity? If you’d like to increase effectiveness of your meeting and boos creativity, you might want to… Read more →

Diverge or Converge?

When we use divergent thinking we can imagine any possibility, head off in any direction and deliberately diverge from the conventional.  Criticism and judgment are temporarily suspended while we explore possibilities. When we use convergent thinking we are trying to narrow down options to one or more preferred choices. We use analysis, criticism, logic, argument and reasoning to arrive at… Read more →

What Jony Ive’s interview with Vogue is signalling

Interesting piece by Robert Sullivan on Jonathan Ive – Apple’s design genius – in Vogue magazine (of all places). Ive rarely gives interviews and almost never speaks in public, so the fact that Apple specifically chose Vogue sends a clear signal. It may be easier to sneak into a North Korean cabinet meeting than into the Apple design studio, the… Read more →

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