Using the Cynefin Lego Game to Learn About Complexity

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Why do agile and lean work so well in digital advertising projects? Because they are very well suited for complex environments, where it is difficult to predict upfront how a project is going to roll out. And digital advertising work Continue reading

The Hospital Pass

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Good metaphors help putting things in perspective. My dear colleague Jonathan frequently uses the wonderful term “hospital pass”. https://www.flickr.com/photos/fearless_fred/14160614264/in/photostream/ What Is a Hospital Pass? This term comes from rugby (Yes, I’m currently living in New Zealand). It means you pass Continue reading

Introducing the IPA/APA Interactive Projects Framework

APA (the Advertising Producers Association) launched an interesting guide last month, the “IPA/APA Interactive Framework for Producing Interactive Projects in Advertising”. An interactive projects framework? I have always been fascinated by the standardization in non-digital work and the absence of Continue reading

Project Hygiene. Don’t Let the Shit Hit the Fan

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Everybody involved on a project needs to act responsibly. I often refer to this as Project Hygiene. It is something every team member has to practice to bring a project successfully to an end. The Dirty Project. What Happens When Continue reading

Agile Risk Management

What Is Risk Management? Steven Thomas wrote a very elaborate and valuable post about agile risk management where he defines risk management as follows. Risk management is about identifying, addressing, and eliminating sources of risk before they become a threat Continue reading

Teaching Agile Project Management at Belgian Ad School

The Importance of Teaching Agile Project Management I had the joy and the honour to do a guest seminar at Belgian Ad School on agile project management. I believe that teaching agile project management is really crucial, as students are Continue reading