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Assigning business value

The biggest question to ask yourself when you’re deciding on a model is “What are the consequences if we’re wrong?” The lower the stakes, the less work you put into scoring. The higher the stakes, the more work you need to do. But, there’s should always be a healthy tension between effort vs reward so that you don’t spend unnecessary time scoring.

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Video: Overcoming binary thinking with polarity mapping

I was honored to be a part of ProAgile‘s julkalendar, a collection of videos, one for each day from December 1 to December 24th. My contribution was about how we can get in trouble with binary thinking – you know, that kind of thinking where we’re right, they’re wrong, and there’s no gray zone in between? In this video, I share a quick tactic called polarity mapping that can help us with adjusting our thinking for better balance.

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Managers can still be a valuable addition to a team

I recently gave a talk at the Øredev developer conference in Malmö in order to share how managers can be effective and valued in today’s organizations. Watch and let me know what you think.

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