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What is pragmatism? Why do I care? How do I practice it? | Agile Uprising

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/02

Pragmatism is possibly one of those words you’ve heard 1000 times and feel confident you know what it means. I did. On the surface, it seems like a straightforward concept. The definition is simple: Pragmatism /’praɡmətɪz(ə)m/ (noun) : an approach that evaluates theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application. The philosophy lies at the heart of many aspects of agile. Think about it, empiricism is deeply tied to pragmatism.

Source: [WayBack] What is pragmatism? Why do I care? How do I practice it? | Agile Uprising

Via: [WayBack] Pragmatism debunked – Marjan Venema – Google+

–jeroen

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Go pick a leaf of that tree!

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/24

Still a very good (Dutch) read by mentor (not only Agile, also DCI and Marching) Robby Overvliet [WayBack/Archive.is] Go pick a leaf of that tree!:

Ben jij Agile? Weet je het zeker? Tuurlijk het whiteboard hangt en de stickies schuiven vrolijk van links naar rechts. Dagelijks is daar netjes de standup en andere feedback loops doen hun ding.

Via:

One of the cool things is that he learned a lot from Charlie Anderson, that I recollect from the Borland and Quattro Pro days. What a smal world (:

On Charlie:

–jeroen

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Lisette Sutherland: Work Together Anywhere | Lisette Sutherland | TEDxKaunas

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/18

[WayBack] TEDx Kaunas, 19 November 2017 – Lisette Sutherland:

“Remote workers aren’t trying to escape doing work. We’re trying to escape the Day Prison. We want to use technology to make better use of our time. We want to spend more time on things that matter to us and less time stuck in traffic.“

The site has the original transcript on the below video: Work Together Anywhere | Lisette Sutherland | TEDxKaunas.

Via: [WayBack] “People think that they want to be in the same place. But what they really want is fast communication” – Work Together Anywhere | Lisette Sutherland … – Marjan Venema – Google+

–jeroen

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Being efficient actually holds you back

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/16

A while ago, over some period of time, I found a few related posts on being efficient optimising time management, on both professional and personal levels. Fully going the “optiomal” usually isn’t that a good thing.

Basically, you need slack or idle time. Plenty of it. That improves your agility too.

–jeroen

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When you are stuck, use “Oblique strategies – defeat creative block”

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/10

Sometimes you are stuck. Then this often helps, even outside the music industry:

[WayBack] Oblique strategies – defeat creative block: Draw random Oblique Strategy cards to break through creative block.

These are disruptive which is the whole point being stuck.

Obey the first and only rule: pick the first card and apply what it says.

  • Do NOT fall for the urge to draw multiple cards.
  • Do NOT make a list of all cards then choose from it.

Both above failures kill the randomness of the above strategy.

More on them at [WayBack] Oblique Strategies – Wikipedia

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–jeroen

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