Author, consultant and teacher Johanna Rothman is coming to Stockholm on May 30, this year. She will be leading a one-day workshop about the agile project portfolio. The course will be in English, and I highly recommend you check it out if you need some inspiration on how to manage in a situation where you […]
If you’re a student of Russell Ackoff’s teachings, you should rapidly click yourself over to the Ackoff Center blog, where you will find a link to a rich set of video lectures with Ackoff himself: “When the course was announced the registration requests were so high that a lottery with random drawing had to be established […]
Here’s me talking (in Swedish) about how we look at problems from a systems thinking viewpoint, at Lean Tribe 2. Lean Tribe Gathering #2: Tobias Fors from Lean Tribe on Vimeo.
I like to take stuff and try to express it in as simple language as possible. That’s my way of checking my own understanding of a concept. One concept that comes up often when we talk about lean software development, kanban and agile is that of “flow”. A couple of days ago, I decided to […]
My friend from the AYE conference, John, just reminded me about the clip below. It has an important message, but there’s another reason to watch it too: the presentation is stunning. In the clip, Ken Robinson argues that our schools are using methods designed for a different age. Those methods are no longer helpful. We […]
Listening to Russell Ackoff speaking, I “sketchnoted” this in Brushes on my iPad. I’m a very visual thinker, so this is a way for me to make things stick a little better in my brain, plus it’s very fun and relaxing to do. I don’t worry to much about my handwriting and general drawing skills. […]
Here’s a set of Rusell Ackoff videos I just discovered. I might go ahead and collect all my Ackoff resources on one page some day, but for now I’ll just serve these new ones up like this. Enjoy.
På konferensen Agila Sverige 2009 gjorde jag ett blixttal på temat lättrörlighet och lärande, med titeln “Att lära sig tillsammans”. Konferensarrangörerna filmade alla tal, och mitt har nyligen blivit publicerat. Bäddar in det här nedan. Lära sig tillsammans – Tobias Fors from agilasverige on Vimeo.
The first time I heard Kent Beck’s voice for real was in a podcast interview. I remember that he spoke with passion about concepts that were, as I listened, obviously connected with the practices of XP: trust and accountability. Still, I hadn’t made the connection that clearly up until then, so that interview stood out […]
Here’s a video of a talk by Jeff Sutherland at Öredev 2008. Although I still find all his numbers suspect, because I don’t understand what he does to actually measure productivity of the teams he works with – I still like to listen to him speak. His ambition to push the envelope and find new […]