Creative Problem Solving with Design Thinking

Creative Problem Solving with Design Thinking

Last week we sponsored Communitech’s Design for Change session, hosted by Barry Katz. Barry opened with a few stories about ‘design‘. I put design in quotes because that term can mean a few things. In this context, it doesn’t mean the look of...

Managing People in a Creative Economy

I grew up in a blue collar town with a population of around 300 people. My parents had an acre-sized yard which meant cutting the grass with a push-mower, that wasn’t self-propelled, took a big chunk of my weekend time away. About 6 hours of it, if you include...

Management Goes First

Sometimes Agile is thought of as a way to fix teams. I like to call this spray-on transformation.  That is, management reads an article about how Agile helps teams go faster, while increasing quality for less cost, and then they decide they need to spray some of that...