Agile can work

A lot has been written about Agile. Many companies follow the trend and are in the middle of a transformation. Others believe that this is yet another hype that will pass. Younger developers know waterfalls only from hiking while experienced executives observe the revolution skeptically. There is hardly a topic that is currently more under dispute - as if it were a new religious war.

And indeed, Agile is rather a question of the mindset than about a delivery model.

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Irritated? - Great!

When we were kids, we just had it. Inquisitively we absorbed everything around us: Behaviours of the elderly, views, books. We tried to understand the world and learned new things every day. Why aren’t we able to act like this that as adults? Because we push everything through the filter of our experience.

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Positive Thinking has an impact

My coach is really mean. When I fail an exercise, he says things like "Great, that was much better than last time". When things go completely wrong:  "It's not about mastering, it's about attempting. The skill grows over constant practice!” I must confess, he sometimes gets on my nerves at this moment. But it works!

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We live in a VUCA world

We live in turbulent times. Everything revolves around us ever faster and becomes more interconnected and complex. Traditional certainties are questioned and formerly successful strategies are not effective any longer. We get insecure.

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Why Values matter

Values are crucial. They define what’s important to us. Most interpersonal conflicts can be traced back to violations of values.

Violations of values always trigger emotions. And once the conflict becomes emotional, then fact-based arguments usually have a difficult stand.

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