References & Assets To Share

emphasize deemphasize
deep and narrow (meaningful, systemic improvements) broad & shallow (big-bang, “check the box”, superficial, fake changes)
system/global optimization (organizational level) local optimization (at expense of system optimization)
flat, lean, adaptive organizations complex, multi-layered, cumbersome organizations
light (very) tooling solutions and quality of human communication focus on heavy tooling and PMO management style
importance of working software (product), as success indicator metrics and reporting, as indicator of progress
feature teams (focused on products & customers) component teams (focused on applications & platforms)
component mentorship/teaching component ownership
simple, elegant, dynamic frameworks heavy, prescriptive, rigid frameworks & “operating models”
historical and market evidence, proof by experts “best practices”, cook books and unrealistic hypos
communities, as media for functional learning power towers of “special people” (e.g. center of excellence, PMO)
participation by volunteering and commitment participation by mandate and enforcement
dynamic, rolling-wave, product centric budgeting hard-fixed, fiscal year-end budgeting
creating and owning ideas renting ‘best practices’ from others
team performance, profit sharing individual performance and bonuses
job & salary security role security
simplicity of job descriptions complex titles and management roles
shared ownership, successes & failures outperformers and individual heroics
personal development goals, consistent with available career path manager-imposed, unrealistic individual goals (“legal trail for a rainy day”)
importance of hiring the best and growing the best pressure to hire/recruit low quality experts (including agile)