“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to.” ~Zen Proverb
Uncertainty frightens decision makers. We prefer taking decisions early over being late. Where does that come from?
Decisions and Commitments
Decisions and commitments are very different. Here’s an example.
I need to be at the airport [...]
A Real Options Game Options have Value. Options Expire. Never Commit Early Unless You Know Why.
After the LeanProcrastination session at the AgileCoachCamp US in September, Matt Barcomb and I started talking about working on practical examples to actually teach lean procrastination. This is what we’ve come up with. We submitted the session to ACCU and XP2012, and interested to do it at other conferences as well. We’re still in the [...]
“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” wrote Douglas Adams in Chapter 2 of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. As much as I think this is true, it does not keep me from having lunch every day… Yet, I think it’s valuable to know that lunchtime is a vague point in time, individual, subjective, [...]
After a short talk about the different influences on our current “theory” of LeanProcrastination …
I worked very hard in the last weeks to update the material needed to play The Last Responsible Moments Game. You will find in this post the newest version of the Game Manual for the simplified variant of the game. Both the full and the minimal version of the game will be published later.
Participants experience the complexity of influences on their personal task list. They learn to devise strategies to plan for the unknown. By amplifying unexpected changes to your backlog above what happens in real life, in the LRM game you can devise and try strategies to deal with it faster.
If you want to [...]
Procrastination is the psychological behavior to needlessly and counter-productively defer tasks. Lean thinking recommends deferring decisions to the last responsible moment and delivering just-in-time. One is a burden, the other a management theory, yet both are concerned with deferring.