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Do we need sustainable development?

And, first of all, what is sustainable development? According to Jeffrey Sachs, Sustainable Development is an Analytical and Normative Concept. “It is both a way of understanding the world and a method for solving global problems”. The world faces a complex web of challenges – from persistent poverty and climate change to ongoing conflicts, deepening […]

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Value Stream definition and classification

When we look at value streams, there are various interpretations and classifications, not all of which are consistent. Here is how I find it most useful to classify them. First, I would define Value Streams as the sequence of steps to continuously create value, by accomplishing something. The important points here are: a. Creating Value:

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Are your Change Agents indifferent to Generative AI?

Even though it’s not perfect, Generative AI is a very disruptive technology, opening new frontiers in all fields, including business agility. And it is constantly improving. Have your Change Agents started to explore the potential of Generative AI for driving change initiatives? If so, what are some specific ways they envision using Generative AI to

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Diffusion of Innovation

Navigating Agile with Late Majority and Laggards: Strategies for Success

Perhaps you have been asked to help coaches, teams, and people in your organization to evolve beyond the basic level of “blind” adoption of rules and frameworks. You haven’t imposed anything; you’ve highlighted the challenges the organization is facing and suggested the idea of better support for the organization. You suggested options, highlighted principles, and

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Spotify: Layoffs, Losses, AI and Ambitious grow

The Swedish company Spotify made headlines last week by announcing a substantial workforce reduction, laying off 1,500 employees, just a few weeks before Christmas. The “rightsizing” move, impacting approximately 17% of its labor force, is the third round of layoffs this year, signaling a more than challenging period for the company. The rightsizing follows the

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Key Result 1: Weight Loss

Using OKRs for personal objectives (part 2)

So, by the end of June, after a long period of physical inactivity, I found myself with an overweight BMI and an unpleasant feeling of discomfort that was worsening my quality of life, as well as my work capabilities (see for instance the Harvard Business Review article To improve your work performance, get some exercise).

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Unlocking Value through Flow Management

Organizations and teams exist with the primary purpose of transforming creativity, skills, resources, and energy into value for stakeholders. We refer to the process of transitioning from potential value to actual value as “Flow”. Essentially, Flow represents the movement of work items through your product/service development and deployment process, which should be maintained as stable

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Welcome back, ChatGPT. Should we worry?

On April 11th 2023, Italian Data Protection Authority notified OpenAI of GDPR related issues on ChatGPT services. As a results, ChatGPT access was blocked to the Italian Users. In just a matter of days, Open AI introduced the requested corrective measures meeting the Authority’s expectations, heeding the call of the Italian privacy watchdog and swiftly

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