Since the functional organization (sometimes called the line organization) developed during the second half of the 19th century, different variants have seen the light of day. They all have in common that they create a structure in the business based on a hierarchy, where one manager or employee is subordinate to another manager, and where… Continue reading Dual Organizations
Pulse meetings have become a natural part of the work in many companies; a group of people meet for 10-15 minutes standing in front of a pulse board (whiteboard) to discuss the current situation and what needs to be done during the day. At a pulse meeting, a dynamic is created in the teams which,… Continue reading Digital Pulse Meetings
You set off on a day of hiking. The path is 22 km long and it will be dark in 8 hours. So if you keep a pace of 3 km/h, you will return to your car before night falls. You can easily check your position after an hour of walking with your GPS tracker… Continue reading Did your project make enough progress this week?
New words pop up all the time, sometimes to describe a new phenomenon, or to capture the essence of a previously poorly investigated area. One such word is technical debt, first used by Ward Cunningham to show the later cost involved in delivering a quick solution now.
New technologies that changes conditions in a market, and often for society as a whole, are called disruptive. The phenomenon has been known since at least the early 20th century (see Joseph Schumpeter and Creative destruction) although concepts and models have changed.
Finally all three books that I planned in my series on agile management are published. With these books I want to state my view on agility and assist the reader in implementing agile governance.
Parmatur Pulse is built to increase interaction between people and hence create an agile decision process in a company. Primarily this interaction takes place at pulse meetings in a pulse room where the participants stand in front of their pulse board. But it is quite common that pulse teams are working on several development sites… Continue reading Cyber Pulse Board
What is a pulse room and why is it such a central part of Parmatur Pulse?
Pulse meetings are a stand-up meeting in front of a Pulse board conducted in 5-20 minutes. The purpose is to apply real-time management and take care of problems that have arisen during the work. Pulse meetings have become popular in all kinds of businesses.
Over the years we have worked with several software companies that use Scrum alongside Parmatur Pulse. Recently SAFe has also appeared in some discussions with potential customers as an alternative to Parmatur Pulse. I can now see the same problems in all these Scrum-companies. These are problems we have never encountered with Parmatur Pulse. It… Continue reading SAFe is not safe