“An yearly budget is like having a bank closed for 11 months” is the concept Bjarte Bogsnes critisises in many organizations. He applied a concept called Beyond Budgeting at Stat Oil, one of the largest companies in the oil business, as CFO for over 15 years.
Please view this presentation about the concept of Beyond Budgeting:
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This video was recorded at Agile Lean Europe (ALE) Unconference 2014 in Krakow.
Olaf talks about how we could increase trust in our organizations by considering that the people we work with are adults. Another topic is de-scaling organizations, so that the people have a happy working place where they can take decisions and further more, they are invited to take decisions.
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During the last five years or so I have been travelling Europe and meeting a lot of people in local communities of practice. My main purpose is to teach the local groups and to learn from them. My purpose was and is to pollinate ideas from one community to the other. If more of us do this, our knowledge will grow richer and faster.
The main visible activity of the Agile Lean Europe community is the ALE Unconference that moves each year from city to city. But there are a lot of less visible activities, people meet each other and learn across the country or language borders.
During this talk I want to share my learnings with you about local communities and how rich those experiences can be.
Here are the slides for Being a Community Bumble-Bee
Many thanks to Thomas Sundberg for proofreading this post.
This is a video from xALEc where I am part of a conversation about how one could teach programmers to be better by using games and pair-programming.