Tag Archives: Learning

Systems thinking for learning

Bryan Hopkins: Learning and Performance Make use of this chance for a low-cost pre-order of the book – now even more advantageous due to the low exchange rate for the British pounds! I will get back with a review of … Continue reading

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The Neo-Generalist – A revolutionary book

The beauty of multiple, movement, and change We all know that the young apprentice starts out as a generalist – someone without any particular skills – and then, gradually, moves towards specialism in order to one day become a master in … Continue reading

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Easy Collaboration and Successful Projects

Why Projects Fail It is quite funny, actually, how almost all talking around project management is focused on methods and frameworks like Prince2, PMBoK, and IPMA. But when you ask project managers why their project failed they almost always mention … Continue reading

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The Value of Methods and Frameworks

There is much discussion nowadays on the value of PMP, PRINCE2, and various other certifications. And for good reasons, as you will experience both being acknowledged, being criticized – and being ignored – after having spent a massive amount of time … Continue reading

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Survey about Learning in Networks – Please Participate!

The No Crisis Company is performing a survey about the value of personal and professional networks with regards to learning. The results will be used for blog posts, white papers, and for developing and improving services for our clients. Please participate … Continue reading

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Leading Lean – Leaders Must Be Teachers

This sounds very interesting, very wise. I look forward to read the next posts on the topic. Posted by Matt Wrye at Beyond Lean: Leading Lean – Leaders Must Be Teachers

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Stress Kills Learning, Change, and Improvement

The door to the closet was a bit open, so he elegantly pushed it slightly with his heel while passing it. A few steps later he stopped, as he noticed that the door had jumped open again. Being determined to fix … Continue reading

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Sharing Thoughts Requires Thinking

Most communication is thoughtless! Or maybe it isn’t, but it is based on simplicity – because a trend nowadays is to believe that a complex message will not be understood. Simplicity can be great: boiling down a long discussion to … Continue reading

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Value Stream Management and Readiness

This evening I did something which is seemingly a bit foolish, but which is nevertheless characteristic for me: instead of reading one of the 200 books I have piled up for future reading I again browsed through one of those … Continue reading

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Top 10 reasons for never improving your processes

Some people claim that it is necessary to improve all the time – continuous improvement, they call it. Continuous learning should make you wiser all the time, they say, and you can use that new wisdom to improve the way … Continue reading

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Lean IT – Read All About It!

The No Crisis Company Blog is currently running a Lean Literature Quiz, and even though the quiz at the time of writing is only a few days old, it already shows a clear bias towards knowing a lot about “old-school … Continue reading

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Inspiration for Adidas – how should they build a learning organization?

“Organizations do not learn – people do”, someone said. But people in the organization do share the knowledge gained from learning, and in this respect the organization may acquire and structure knowledge and thereby learn. The core of working with … Continue reading

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Lean Literature Quiz

Do you know your Lean literature? Are you ready to prove it? Try the Lean Literature Quiz and see if you know enough to pass! Have fun with it, and good luck! Btw., there was initially an error in question … Continue reading

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Lean IT, ITSM/ITIL and BI in one sentence :)

Lean IT covers ITSM/ITIL and BI seamlessly Okay, I know that doesn’t say much, but it is one sentence, right?! I put a small quiz out on Twitter (Who can combine #lean #itsm or #itil and #businessintelligence one sentence?), and … Continue reading

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