It is technically impossible, but is it really?

I was watching Star Trek a couple of weeks ago and I was thinking – wouldn’t it be cool if work was just like Star Trek.

Then I realised that work is actually a lot more like Star Trek than I thought it was, so let me explain:

The whole crew nearly die in every episode in Star Trek (we don’t nearly die each week, which is good).  Since they are in a starship, the Star Trek crew’s survival almost always depends on their ability to work with technology. But I guess the show would be a little boring if everything worked as planned:

Captain: Yikes – that looks like a rare Lithiam based ameoba that eats starships, we need to warp out immediately

Pilot: No problem, the engines are working well within their design perimeters.  We have escaped easily.

(end of episode)

We don’t see many episodes like this though, we see the ones where they are in real trouble.

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Agile implementation: The card game

I run a lot of courses around agile project management and one of the most common questions I get is “What are the most common issues to watch out for when going agile, what should we focus on to make the transition successful”.

So I came up with a simple card game that highlights the constraints that hold teams back and the early practices they can focus on to be successful.

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