All posts by: Sebastian Radics

Recently I gave a presentation about cost of delay combined with a teaser about how to measure anything and the effects of working on projects in parallel vs. sequential. I plan to provide this overview on next Meetups (hey Ioana...
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  Great team development workshop with Conrad Giller Today I had the opportunity to join a workshop day with Conrad Giller regarding team development and would like to share some insights with you. If you would like to learn much...
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During the last weeks I read quite a lot about portfolio management and proper ways to include economics in our decisions. With this post I summarize some of my key learnings so far (most impressions I got from the great source...
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After reading Principles of Product Development Flow I started implementing a small tool to calculate a proper development sequence for features based on given cost of delay and duration for features. This post marks a start in a series of posts regarding...
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Recently I finally read one of the most important books regarding product development and economics The principles of product development flow by Donald G. Reinertsen. I can highly recommend reading that book as it explains the fundamentals of economics for...
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I’m proud to be able to share a recording of our #NoEstimates meetup with Vasco Duarte that took place in December directly at idealo. Vasco provided 10+1 new principles for software development and gave an inspiring speech and Q&A on...
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This time I share our presentation about dynamic team setups that my colleague and friend Jan Hegewald and me presented at the Manage Agile in Nov. 2016. The presentation is in german language. To explore more about dynamic team setups please check...
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Recently I read the book The primes – How any group can solve any problem by Chris McGoff. I discovered a rich set of patterns that one has to consider when working with/leading groups and I think it really moves leadership to the next...
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Jan Hegewald and me gave a presentation about dynamic team setups at this years Manage Agile  (#manageagile) conference in Berlin. Find below the presentation slides and summary picture (free to use). Soon there will be a (german language) video version too....
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Today I joined my first manage agile conference in Berlin and would like to share with you some (sketch)notes  (I saw so many great sketchnotes today that I would not like to use that naming for my scribbles) and insights...
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Just a quick info for all dear readers. Time to register for an upcoming meetup about #NoEstimates with Vasco Duarte, that we are going to host on the 07.12. in Berlin.   #NoEstimates is an approach that is gaining ground...
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This week I had the opportunity to discuss the topic of dynamic team structures at the Berlin Scrum Meetup. Together with Jan Hegewald (Agil-gefuehrt) and Andreas Ulrich we first gave a presentation as an introduction to that topic and later on discussed...
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With this post I share my impressions from the awesome Agile Barcamp|Leipzig (#agileipzig) 2016. First of all, thanks for the perfect organization making it the best impressions 2016 so far! Congratulations for hosting your first barcamp and making it a perfect...
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In a previous post I already described the need for dynamic team setups. This time I’ll elaborate a bit more on that topic and share some insights from a great Club of Clubs session. First of all, lets have look...
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Recently I engaged again a bit more in the digital currency domain (BitCoins and AltCoins like DogeCoin, Feathercoin) and was surprised about the interesting usage of Dogecoins at Reddit as a way to implement a donation system for good Reddit forum contributions....
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Just finished 11 interesting books and would like to provide you some inspiration to maybe add it to your reading list too. TL;DR Radical Focus by Christina R. Wodtke Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap by Roman Pichler – and please consider my summary...
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Slack Time, an often mentioned way to foster innovation and education by providing an amount of free time that one can use on its own and that is not fully connected with project work. Based on a great discussion at the Agile Meetup I...
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Recently we used three interesting ways to get to know each other that I would like to share with you. The described formats use different perspectives and help to discover various areas. Investing in learning more about a team member is...
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Shall you work with agile coaches based on a freelance contract? Nowadays I see many companies that struggle with hiring agile coaches (or ScrumMasters) as the current market in Germany is highly competitive. Based on past experience working with freelancers...
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With this post I explain my current opinion about team setups, aiming to create high performance teams and/or working with dynamic team setups. I try to answer the question: Is the focus to remain long running, stable teams to build...
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Last night we hosted the Berlin Scrum Meetup at idealo and had an inspiring presentation about the value of teams diversity presented by Kristina Mueller and Petra Stuehler. With this post I’ll share some insights from that session. Update 01.05.2016 –...
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Recently I read the interesting book – Leading the transformation – applying agile and DevOps principles at scale by Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser. With this post I’ll summarize my insights and hope to inspire you to add it to...
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Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the nice Mayflower inspire session in Berlin and with this post I share some impressions from three inspiring lightening talks about digital transformation, how to turn projects and devops on steroids. Digital transformation A quite interesting...
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Swarm stupidity – what a brilliant book by Gunter Dueck, showing why groups/teams in companies often fail at finding intelligent solutions. For me an eye opener to start having a deeper look behind teams and groups and their environment –...
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Based on the great book “Leading with new authority/Mit neuer Autorität in Führung” I created a short summary of important points to consider for modern leadership. It’s by far just an extract from the rich description provided by Frank Baumann-Habersack...
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Based on the great book The Five Minute Coach – Improve performance rapidly with this post I share my current experience using that approach in my daily work. A short summary of the 5 minute coaching approach It’s a coaching approach...
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With this post I share my insights and learnings about (semi)annual employee talks (appraisal interviews). Done right – an important way to sync between employee and lead, done wrong a real killer for motivation. Like already nicely described in the...
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Lets update the reading list. This time with great books about complexity, teams, coaching and leadership. TL;DR Complexity Organize for complexity by Niels Pflaeging  (german version is Organisation für Komplexität) Komplexithoden (Complexitools – Tools to be used in complex environments) by Niels...
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With this post I share my experiences during my move of OnTheAgilePath from Blogger to WordPress. It has been a one week journey so far and I’m highly satisfied with my decision, although I had to face some challenges – that I...
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With this post I describe our newly introduced group synchronization – 8 on 8 – where all Agile Coaches synch together regarding their current situation and feelings. So far we used 1 on 1 sessions where every team member synced with...
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One year after describing the tasks of an agile coach via a whiteboard animation video you can now download your printable poster v ersion....
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