Measuring Agile Transformation

About two weeks ago, during Q&A session following Let's Manage IT event in Łódź, I was asked a great question - how to measure progress of Agile transformation. Short answer - don't measure it, as you're missing the point. For a touch…

Bliss of Failure

Ever since I started running, my friends encouraged me to participate in competitions. Exactly two years ago, on 9th of April 2016, I did precisely that. Just a 5k run across one of the largest local parks. How hard could it be? That depends. It…

Never Wish Luck

Yesterday, I participated in a half-marathon. Many of my friends, relatives, and close ones wished me luck. With all the best intentions they had, their approach was wrong. Never wish luck to anyone. It is external. By definition, it’s…

Best Books On Leadership

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I am an avid reader. From quantum physics, via business, to sport psychology - and beyond, if I get my grasp on a book, I’m on it. And the further I go, the more often I’m disappointed. It’s actually hard to find a good book nowadays.…

Step Over Procrastination

According to at least a few of wacky internet calendars, last Sunday was World’s Procrastination Day. It’s obvious then, why I put off publishing this article till this morning. I’m actually surprised I didn’t wait until tomorrow. Jokes…

Downsides of Early Rising

If you ever received an instant message or email from me, you know why it’s important to mute your phone notifications before going to bed. I rarely reply to evening messages later than at 4:30 AM, which leads to a conclusion that I wake up…

Why Scrum Masters Have No Idea What They Do?

When I get to stage to talk about anything related to Scrum, you can expect me to do a few things. Sometimes I prove that most Agile companies are actually working waterfall style. In other cases, I ridicule the concept of becoming proficient…

Minimum Viable Agile

For years, I have lived in a belief that complex problems require complex solutions. If we’d like to hugely improve our business with agile, we should use some complicated framework, with multitude of tools, approaches, and processes designed…

Non-Obvious Books on Agile Philosophy

In recent months, I ran dozen trainings on Agile aimed at (mostly) non-IT crew of a very large and old company. It was extremely challenging to my comfort zone, especially as it meant the whole course to be rebuilt from scratch. I had to stay…

Failed on Your New Year’s Resolution Yet?

With staggering regularity, millions of people worldwide make their commitments to change their lives on that single night. This is the time when we all notice we’ve moved closer to dying and that our passing might be filled with extremely…

The Modern Fable of Monkeys That Are Actually Humans

There was the famous experiment on monkeys. You get five of them into a cage with ladder, with banana on top of it. As soon as they enter the cage, monkeys immediately rush to get their beloved food. But reaching for ladder triggers cold shower. Quickly,…

Interview by Samir Penkar

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Some time ago, I was interviewed by Samir Penkar, who's researching the future of project management. For this particular conversation, we discussed the Scrum Master role. Check the video below to see where it got us. Make sure to visit…