In my last blog post on the different types of power (here), I noted that it is more advantageous to focus on increasing expert and referent power than the other power bases. I’d like to look at this in a bit more detail here.
Power bases may be divided into two categories
- positional, i.e. situations where [...]
One of the classic sayings in Scrum is that the ScrumMaster has no authority. He cannot tell his team members what to do, or what not to do. In a way, this makes sense. If the ScrumMaster had the authority to tell people what to do, he would take away their opportunity to take responsibility [...]
(n.b. Back in 2011, I was asked to write an article for a German magazine for their special issue celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Agile Manifesto. I wasn’t too happy with the direction their editors pushed the article in, and since a lot has happened since then, here’s a new, English version).
Responding to [...]
I’m really looking forward to the CALM-Alpha event next month. In preparation for it, I’m going through our tentative reading list. The faculty members suggest that attendees read the following books as preparation for the event:
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Ursula leGuin, The Dispossessed
Dava Sobel, Longitude
In addition, it would be [...]
Yesterday was the first day of the 1st International Workshop on Complexity and Real-World Applications , an invitation-only event held in Southampton. Set in a scenic venue, the conference was organised in a loveably sloppy way by Andrew Tait and Kurt Richardson. The two of them are doing an admirable job, but the scenic venue [...]