Why do we focus on Strengths rather than weaknesses?
Have you ever heard of strength-based development? If you haven’t, you aren’t alone. It was only three years ago when I first heard about this concept during one of the leadership training programs we had in Making Waves. Back then I heard that by focusing on my Strengths, I could work better, be more productive, […]
Risk management: Agile’s Achilles Heel?
Happy Scrum: Scrum to the rescue
In the previous post Happy Scrum – A cognitive perspective , we examined the cognitive limitations experienced by humans, and how this reality causes problems with the Waterfall environment in the software development industry. So now what? We still have to deal with complex projects despite our limitations, don’t we? Scrum is a superior approach because […]
Happy Scrum: A cognitive perspective
Software development teams faced with challenges related to developing software systems have switched from traditional software methodologies like Waterfall towards holistic, Agile methodologies such as Scrum. The latter is a project management tool that effectively deals with the complexity of modern software systems, the rapidly changing world and increasing levels of unpredictability. Whether one currently […]
To the last drop: wine, web design and the first collaboration within NoA
Winners vs. Losers
The Organisational Tower of Babel | Wieża Babel | Babels tårn
Cross-cultural collaboration has its ups and downs. On a bad day, you might feel like you are working in the tower of Babel just before it is about to collapse. In this article, I will explore the importance of cultural differences, in particular differences between Poland and Norway, and analyse how these differences affect how […]