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Why We Delegate: The Darkness Principle

From a complexity perspective, there is a good reason why teams in an organization must be able to make decisions together. This follows ...

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Our Project Dashboard with Pivotal Tracker

In our team we use Pivotal Tracker to track the features of our amazing people search tool called Sociotoco Search. We're using Pivot...

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Self-Organization vs. Emergence

This is the 3rd post in a trilogy about self-organization. The first one was Self-Organization vs. Anarchy, and the second was Self-Organ...

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Self-Organization vs. Evolution

I sometimes notice a bit of confusion about evolution and self-organization, leading to such silly remarks as “Our team evolved to a te...

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Best People Search in the World

Today our team delivered a new version of Sociotoco Search. We’ve worked for months on this little baby, and we firmly believe it is no...

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Self-Organization vs. Anarchy

Jim Highsmith and David Snowden think that self-organization is different from anarchy. They say that self-organization (in a social cont...

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How I Track Progress on My Book

I’ve been asked a few times how I track the progress on the book I’m writing. So I decided to share my system with you. I’m sure ev...

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People Motivation: Target Intrinsic Desires

In some earlier blog posts I wrote that intrinsic motivation is preferred over extrinsic motivation. Nothing new there, I’m sure. But w...

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The Open Space Policy for Managers

One of the management concepts I dislike the most, is the Open Door Policy. The idea of this policy is that every manager’s door is ope...

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The Danger of Lean: Ignoring Social Complexity

After reading three books about Lean software development I feel slightly uncomfortable with the heavy emphasis the Lean community seems ...

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The Do-It-Yourself Team Values Kit

Agile principles, Lean principles, Scrum values, XP values… Anyone who wants to guide and motivate a software development team seems to...

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