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Management 3.0 course

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012

I attended a two day course at Agile Ísland 2012: Management 3.0 by Jurgen Appelo.

I hoped to learn some new ideas to apply at work and there were a lot of good ideas and games (simulations for those who like a more formal word 😉 that I take with me from this course. There was also a lot of stuff in the course material that I’ll have to read again over when I get the slides. Not only where the games good, the material well structure but also we got Jurgens book: How to change the world along with two game cards. Complexity thinking was a model that I’ve never seen and I found confusing to try to use just after seing it and I’ll have to dive deeper into that subject to see how I can use it.

I found the class really good. Straight to the point and I always like when honest people as I found Jurgen to be. I find him very inspirational, he’s documented his work and based on his learnings he has created new things & ideas and works at shares them and teaching others…can’t wait to try some of them myself.

Thanks for a fun class Jurgen =)

Some “minor” notes:

  • The first exercise Jurgen had everybody position themselves around the room on two axes, I liked that. Not just the game but also seeing how different understanding of Agile terminology was.
  • Cook vs. Chief, recite vs. theory/feeling
  • “I know know, it’s not my problem, fix it” – how to manage
  • 360 poker – gotta try this one
  • Kudo box – where compliments lead to tangible gifts =)
  • WTF/pm – thanks Rory
  • Every measurement should be seen as a diagnostic
  • “Dance with the system” – when trying to change the “system”/culture of the workplace.

1 Comment

  1. Good story also about the manager of the car racing team that always answered “How does that make the car go faster?” for every thing he was asked for =)

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