Why Not Understanding the Cybertruck is a Management Problem

Why Not Understanding the Cybertruck is a Management Problem

The Agile Compass Matthias Orgler Why Not Understanding the Cybertruck is a Management Problem This article isn’t about Tesla. It’s about leadership, innovation, and why too many managers fail to grasp the essence of how innovation really works. Hello Reader, last time I talked about the Personal History exercise as a wonderful tool to start building trust in teams. Today I want to tackle the challenge of innovation. Innovation is tricky. We often create specific innovation labs or innovation…

The Personal History Exercise: A Gateway to Trust and Vulnerability in Agile Teams

The Personal History Exercise: A Gateway to Trust and Vulnerability in Agile Teams

The Agile Compass Matthias Orgler The Personal History Exercise: A Gateway to Trust and Vulnerability in Agile Teams Agile coaches often face the challenge of nurturing trust and openness within teams. The Personal History Exercise, as presented by Patrick Lencioni in “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”, offers a practical and effective approach to initiating this journey. Hello Reader, last week we talked about how to deal with dependencies in an agile way. This week we’ll examine a little…

Don’t Manage Dependencies – Eliminate Them!

Don’t Manage Dependencies – Eliminate Them!

The Agile Compass Matthias Orgler Don’t Manage Dependencies – Eliminate Them! When it comes to dependencies, most teams and managers immediately ask, “How do we manage these dependencies?” But are we asking the right question? Hello Reader, last week was about the Wright brothers and how aiming impossibly high can actually be a great leadership technique. Today I want to talk about a topic most of us are faced with daily: Dependencies. Thank you for reading the free edition of The Agile…

The Benefits of Setting Impossible Goals – Why Great Leaders Aim High

The Benefits of Setting Impossible Goals – Why Great Leaders Aim High

The Agile Compass Matthias Orgler The Benefits of Setting Impossible Goals – Why Great Leaders Aim High We all laugh when Elon Musk misses yet another audacious goal. But is he just a deluded lunatic billionaire or is there more behind him consistently missing his goals? Hello Reader, last week we talked about how to teach teams Scrum with the wonderful Ball Point Game. Today will talk about aiming high and failing – and why that might be an insanely effective leadership technique. The…

Beyond Bug Hunting: Mastering Agile Testing For Superior Product Quality!

Beyond Bug Hunting: Mastering Agile Testing For Superior Product Quality!

The Agile Compass Matthias Orgler Beyond Bug Hunting: Mastering Agile Testing For Superior Product Quality! Did you know that “testing” in an agile context is very different from what testing traditionally means? Agile companies invest heavily in test automation and shift from a test last to a test first approach. Hello Reader, last week we talked about how emotional check-ins can boost collaboration, trust and communication in a team. This week we dive into product quality and testing. I…