As soon as I settled down in Colombia in 2016, I started to work for a commercial business that sells materials for architectural projects. Furthermore there is a foam factory for the production of customized mattresses and furniture. As soon as I understood the big picture I recognized the huge potential. In this blog post I want to tell you about some interesting checkpoints of this project! Read how and why we initiated a Lean Change Process to get this Company ready for the next decade!
In a fast-moving business world even big organizations feel the pressure to innovate and quickly produce valuable solutions. If they take too long in bringing a product to the customer they can be overtaken by a faster moving competitor. One powerful way for companies to compete is to establish a team-based learning culture – teams that are able to learn and act effectively. This blog post should provide you some powerful details on why it is important to learn together and 10 tips on how you can support this process of working in your agile team. Continue Reading →
After I moved to South America in 2016 I wanted to know how agile approaches could work in a foam factory. I started from the scratch by chatting with many people in the organization and recognized that they react very different when I speak about agile values. The meaning of the term was unclear for them and the teams weren’t sure how it would affect their daily work. This gave me the motivation to point out the importance of agile values and why they bring so much positive impact to a team, even when it’s in the context of production. Continue Reading →
There comes a point in almost every meeting where the presenter is on autopilot, that guy on your left got a new record in ‘Candy Crush’, others are having daydreaming faces and then there is always this super hero multi-tasking participant that answers emails and chats permanently. We all know these kind of meetings that are useless and a waste of time. This blog post provides you 10 easy steps to create much better meetings and a great tool to reduce the number of pointless gatherings. Continue Reading →
In this blog post I would like to raise awareness about Impact Mapping – a game-changing method I learned last week on a training with Jef Cumps. This method can significantly improve the way many teams and organisations build products. This blog post describes the way how to use this technique. Continue Reading →
Do you know this? You think about a task you actually don’t like to do. You shift your focus of attention to something more enjoyable. Temporarily this causes you to feel better but unfortunately the long term effects of this habitual avoidance can be very painful: work piles up, your brain gets stressed and you fall into last minute work. In this article I want to give you some actionable tips and tools on how to fight procrastination and how you can master your daily habits! Continue Reading →
Hi guys, in this post I want to share a nice technique that I applied several months ago with one of my teams. I want to explain the value of User Story Mapping. Learn why it is important and how you can run this powerful method on your own. Continue Reading →
In the last week, I attended a training called “Training from the Back of the Room” by Sharon L. Bowman. In this blog post I want to write about the 4Cs – a four-steps teaching model that is easy to apply and helps to move information into long term memory. Learn how to convert listeners into real learners! Continue Reading →
7 Lessons From 100+ Failed Startups
We always hear all the success stories of famous start-ups that made it through a hard and suffering time, until they release their story on a well visited platform. But what about the stories of the thousands of start-ups that die? This great article shows some lessons learned by 100+ start-ups that failed!
Hey everybody. I want to write my blog posts as authentic as possible. Therefore every single article is based on real-life experiences from my daily work as a Coach. This time I want to tell you something about bad team setups. In my time as a Coach I often faced the situation to join a team whose members were mixed up randomly by the company. The resulted constellation can be super frustrating because team members weren’t selected according to their skills and context. In this blog post I will explain you the hard consequences of building teams without a plan. Read about the 3 main characters that are absolutely mandatory for a highly innovative and creative team. No Theory! No Fluff! Just Real Life Facts! Continue Reading →