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What is a Flight Levels Systems Architecture?

What the hell is a Flight Levels Systems Architecture?   Anyone who deals with flight levels has either heard the question before or asked it for themselves. In fact, the question is a simple one to answer - it's just not that easy. The Flight Levels System...

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How to recognise the right Agile Coach?

I always get asked this question - I am looking for an Agile Coach, but how do I know that I actually have the right one? There is a short and a slightly longer answer to this question. The short answer is: you don't know and you have to try it out. Of course, the...

Risk management at risk

Classical business administration teaches us to view the world in causal relationships. Every event triggers a subsequent event. Thus, there are clear triggering events for everything. A is followed by B. Of course, A can also trigger B and C and E in turn can be...

The Productivity Trap

In business administration, but also in our perception, productivity always has something to do with making use of the time available. We must and want to use our time productively - and that is right and good. We should only ask ourselves whether the economy of...

If everything is equally important, then leadership has failed

How is it that projects, in spite of excellent planning, are delayed, quite delayed or even never finished? I'm not talking about the large-scale government projects that involve a lot of politics and tendering rules. I am talking about the projects that are...

How do I explain Flight Levels – to my grandma?

That was a funny question today: how would you explain Flight Levels to your grandma? It's actually quite simple: in a way that she understands. I love good food, and when it's good, it can be (too) much. When grandma plans, prepares and cooks the Sunday menu, she...

SteamPunk Forecasting

Story points, business points, T-shirt sizes - either way, we try to frame our work in comparable terms. In the classical world, the effort was estimated, in the agile world it is the complexity of a task. How many points I can deliver in an iteration is what I...

SteamPunk Schooling

Completely unexpectedly and without any warning, it seems, the state of Hessia has decided on new Corona restrictions. The local grammar school has been forced to rebalance its teaching - half of the pupils are allowed to go to school one week, while the other half...

Customer Centricity

Isn't it touching how the owner of this sweet shop cares about the well-being of his customers? Obviously, the customer is at the centre of everything he does. But customer-centricity means that business activities are geared to the needs of the customer. The goal...

Think out of the box

The sprayer from Fritzlar is right with his call - think out of the box. But why actually - what is so bad about boxes? Boxes - i.e. brain boxes - classify - they help us to assign things to certain orders and to call up a behavioural programme that seems...