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Why OKRs – And Why Now?

Power comes not from knowledge kept but from knowledge shared. Bill Gates Every large enterprise firm we work with is strategically working to adopt and exploit the cloud-native advantages enjoyed by today’s digital leaders, including Amazon, Netflix, and Google. For all the amazing technical benefits of cloud tools, automation, and containers, one of the most Continue

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Why Google is an Epic Digital Company (and why you want to be just like them)

Google is an open book about pretty much everything they do. You can learn to hire, train, and retain employees the Google way at re:Work. They share, in no uncertain terms, everything about their culture, hiring practices, management, and bias education (or re-education as the case may be). You can build software like Google. It’s Continue

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When Agile becomes (Fr)Agile, or Why You Need to Think of Agile Like Pants

So, you’re driving down the street. A stoplight comes. Red. You find yourself behind a ’93 Tercel. Well, you think it’s a ’93 Tercel. Truth is, you can’t quite tell because 98% of the back of the car is completely covered with bumper stickers. Now, bumper stickers aren’t bad. In many cases, they’re downright poignant Continue

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Stop Trying to Check the ‘Agile’ Box

Yeah, we’ve been doing the Agile thing for awhile. We get it. Nah, we’re not doing planning meetings. We know where we’re at. Retrospectives? They take too much time. We’ve got this. We know Agile. When you start to hear things like this, someone’s checked the Agile box and moved on. If you’re saying things Continue

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How to become invaluable to your organization

Organizations have traditionally seen innovation as a process, not the result of healthy collaboration networks. Agile practices scale when people intentionally build human networks across internal and external boundaries. The result is an organization that is infinitely more flexible and responsive to opportunities, challenges and changes. In this state, the organization is positioned to take Continue