Lucky wheel in two ways
Kill Complexity – It requires courage to go for the simple solution
Peeling layers of complexity competently off a solution and giving it the necessary edge require insight. Without an edge, the solution gets ordinary and uninteresting, and then it is of no benefit that it is wonderfully simple. This is a story from my summer holidays, which I think illustrates a simple solution – with an edge.
Problems can be complicated – solutions cannot
We are only capable of processing a small fraction of the information we are constantly bombarded with.
Short and fat projects will save your bottom line
Kill Complexity is a change journey aiming at eliminating unnecessary complexity from an organisation and/or hindering unnecessary complexity in sneaking into the organisation. Kill Complexity is also about inspiring to having the courage to make trade-offs – and about building intelligent, simple solutions.
The art of implementing real change
When a butterfly flaps its wings in London, the ultimate consequence may be that it triggers a hurricane in the Caribbean months later. This was one of the more spectacular conclusions that followed in the wake of the discovery that complex non-linear systems, such as the earth’s atmosphere, are extremely sensitive to the slightest change in the system’s initial conditions.
Project Portfolio Management
Running too many projects at the same time reduces the overall effect of your strategy. Establishing a strong Portfolio Management Office (PMO) will help you prioritise projects and execute them correctly.
Introduce more freedom and a few strict rules if you wish to increase the efficiency and quality of your development projects. This may sound like a contradiction in terms, but it works.
Project organisation & culture
Projects typically succeed against all odds. Imagine the results you would get if project conditions were better… or, in fact, optimal?