Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations

This in first instance is a place to collect interesting documents about "Agility" and how it fits to SF and how Agility and SF may profit from each other.
For discussions about this topic I prefer to do it in the SOLUTION-List: For me it is much comfortabler to write mails with a mail client compared with the restricted textbox-size in "ning"
with the list much more persons can follow the discussion in a well known and very simple way directly and not with alerts only....

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Lean Development - Synergetic with SF?

In the last months I recognized an increasing popularity of "Lean Development" especially in the area of software development. A closer look will show, that "Agile Development" is very overlapping with "Lean Development", which has a better acceptance on management level than "Agility" which sounds a bit strange in the ears of some managers.... read more ==> here
SF conqueres Software Development

See this ==> blog
Solutions Focus aka Delta Method
Alistair Cockburn, (pronounced Co-burn, the Scottish way) is an internationally renowned project witchdoctor and IT strategist, best known for describing Software development as a Cooperative Game and for helping craft the Agile Development Manifesto, had a meeting in London in Nov 2009 together with Mark McKergow and Andy Pols to discuss Solutions Focus and Agile development.
Mark wrote up that meeting on this ==> SOL blog.
And Alistair created on his website this ==> page about Solutions Focus aka Delta Method and integrated more comments from Mark and me into it.
... and the discussion is going on here: and Mark provided a nice illustration to this "Delta Effect"
Scrum derives from complex adaptive systems with an indirect linkage to Lean.

Recently I found an interesting blog written by Jeff Sutherland (who as the very first did "Scrum" in 1993) discussing the connections between Scrum (as one of the most prominent "Agile Frameworks") and "Lean". His essence:

1. Scrum is not a direct descendant of Lean. It derives from complex adaptive systems with an indirect linkage to Lean through Takeuchi and Nonaka.

2. Management is interested in Lean, partcularly in Europe. Building on that interest and any knowledge they have about Toyota makes it easier to describe why Scrum works.

3. Lean is a good teaching tool to show Scrum teams why their implementations are broken. For example, if you do not have fully tested code and cannot create potentially shippable code in a Sprint, you have 100% work in progress going into the next Sprint.

Here is this blog:
The First Scrum: Was it Scrum or Lean?





Jumpstart into Solution Focus

You want to learn more about "Solution Focus"?

You prefer a "step by step" introduction instead to start with reading some
voluminous books?

You would appreciate to have a complete "helicopter view" on SF after the first step…


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Making the most of

If you’ve just arrived at (the SOLWorld ning group), you may be looking at all the features and wondering where to start.  This note might be helpful…



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Open Space at SOLworld conferences

SOLworld Open Space instructions as it was used at the 2011 conference, by Mark McKergow


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SOLWorld Resources

Welcome to the SOLWorld Resources section.  This part of the site features information about the SOLWorld network, our past events and materials from our previous website.  It will take some time to update all the information, so thanks for your patience. 

Information in this part of the site is 'read-only'.  If you want to start discussions, please go to the Forum or Groups. …


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