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Month: March 2018

Continuous ChitChat with the DevOps Institute


Lean/Agile coach Julia Wester (that’s me!) of Lagom Solutions chitchats with Jayne Groll of the DevOps Institute on the importance of flow, and how “management doesn’t have to be a nasty word.”

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This Week’s Video to Watch: The Resource Utilization Trap

Henrik Kniberg has long been one of my favorite coaches because he’s prolific and his teaching and content is relevant and spot on. This video is no exception. It is a great way for visual learners to understand what it means to optimize for resource utilization, or busy-ness, and what it means to optimizing for flow, or finishing work.

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This Week’s Video To Watch: Complex Adaptive Systems


The title of this 18-minute video, “Complexity, citizen engagement in a Post-Social Media time,” seems extremely academic, but the message is germane to every human. Dave Snowden, founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge as well as founder and Director of the Centre for Applied Complexity at Bangor University in Wales, helps us see that we embrace a false, primitive dichotomy. That is that we act as if we are either in an ordered or completely chaotic system.

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