• Way of Working

    The #NoEstimates debate: An unbiased look at the origins, arguments, and thought leaders behind the movement

    There are many points on which Zuill (who first blogged about completing a project sans estimates in 2012) and Kretzman (a strong critic of the #NoEstimates movement and a supporter of the continued use of estimates when effective) actually agree, giving both sides of the debate common ground on which to build a continually better approach to the question that’s being begged: to estimate or not to estimate? Here’s what Malcolm Isaacs found in his search for the truth beyond the hashtag. [button url=”https://techbeacon.com/noestimates-debate-unbiased-look-origins-arguments-thought-leaders-behind-movement”  target=”_blank” size=”small” icon=”external-link”]Open Article[/button]

  • Social Behavior

    Against negative “otherizing” – TEDTalk by Elizabeth Lesser

    “Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” ~Rumi A cite from the Persian poet Rumi are the closing words for an amazing TEDtalk by Elizabeth Lesser. She just had been talking ten minutes about one of the most fundamental challenges in our world – the problem of otherizing. And she has an idea. Others are people, who have a different understanding of a problem. They are our enemies, if it is about arguing in favor of convictions and objectives. It is part of our culture to demonize people, who are not following the common understanding. Societies tend to give the voice to…

  • [Article],  Personal Growth

    About Becoming Better

    About Becoming Better

    You don’t know when you will fail until you got there. Often it is quite easy to understand, when we have become better. We feel that we are successful in doing something. Problems are solved or procedures make sense to us. But, looking at the results does not really describe how we got there. Would we be able to reproduce the process and become better in other areas doing the same again? Obviously it would be great if we would know upfront what it takes exactly to become better, as we could plan for it much more efficiently. Reading many books, practicing things we have learned, literally taking any arbitrary…