AI is different

AI is different. Artificial Intelligence is the fuzz all around the shop these days. Rightly so. If there has ever been disruption in the making, then AI is it. Yet, if it comes to management, there is still the notion that this is “just another tool”. Another tool like the…

Data is overrated

Data is overrated. “Data is the new oil”, the catch phrase goes. But even more important than collecting and cleansing data, is finding ways of putting them to use. Without the invention of the combustion engine, synthetic fibre, plastic, … oil would be hardly as valuable as it is to…

The perils of the super-collaboration paradigm

The current fad in the way of working together is “super-collaboration”. Everything and everyone is expected to connect to everything and everybody else. Excessive mail-distribution lists have been the early beginnings (well, that was another age). Today it’s collaboration platforms, (misunderstood) “chapters”, open plan office setups and — most of…

Your becoming agile 3×3

Here are three things I think you should think about when thinking about agile: three reasons why to become agile, three delusions about agile and three steps on your way to becoming agile. Becoming agile is a business imperative There has often been a lot of soft talk about agile.…