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⚙️Frameworks make people feel right but they don't make right in your organisation
Escaping the 'instant solution mentality'.
Scrum this, Kanban that and remember to estimate in story points. These conversations happen in many companies where tools, frameworks, and fancy names are thrown with the speed of light. All in a desperate need to solve a problem quickly or reduce tension.
Throwing names and playing a police officer afterwards, making sure everyone abides by them, does not make it right. It may make you feel right because you made a change, but did you make an impact (on your team, product or organisation)?
Escaping the "instant solution mentality":
🚘 Look under the hood - deal with the real problem, not the issue expressed by others. It does not mean 'don't trust'. It means looking further beyond the effects of the problem.
⏳ Increase the time between the problem and your response - this is especially important for people with vast experience. It's tempting to answer right off the bat. Yet, often, transplants just don’t work as they come from a different culture and setting. Avoid "yeah, I tried this in another company, and it worked".
Take time to observe, think it through and adjust to your current environment.
🌀Not every problem has a simple solution - sometimes (often?) solutions to complex problems are.. complex themselves. Complicated problems can sometimes be reduced and made less complicated. This approach will not work in complex environments where you don't know all variables and how they connect.
👩🚀 Go beyond tools - frameworks don't fix problems. People do. This old saying is often spot on. Inspect people and interactions, software architecture and then see how they interweave and what system they create.
Explore first instead of trying to make it fit your concept.
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