New cool video: The Marshmallow Challenge

Recently I found another cool video. Again on TED. This video is about an exercise called "The Marshmallow Challenge". In eighteen minutes, teams of four must build the tallest freestanding structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape,...

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Business & IT anti-patterns

Business & IT anti-patterns

I've seen it again and again, the same business & IT anti-patterns in organisations with an internal IT department. According to Wiki, an anti-pattern 'is a general reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem, but is ineffective and/or counterproductive in...

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Where Gemba is found in projects

Three words: Gemba, Kaikaku, Kaizen. Gemba means 'the place truth can be found'. Kaikaku means 'radical improvement'. Kaizen means 'gradual improvement'. Projects are all about change. Usually we're talking about a large change (Kaikaku). That's why it's a project: a...

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Lessons (not) Learned

PRINCE2 prescribes incorporating 'Lessons Learned' into the project's processes. There's the post project Lessons Learned within the process 'Closing a Project', but also the transition from one stage (iteration) to another is an excellent opportunity to learn from...

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