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April 2009 Blog Posts (5)

How to manage OPPORTUNITIES using Risk Management

Working as a project manager (or as a coach for project managers) I always feel very uncomfortable how risk management is done:

Finding out how big the uncertainness of results, quality and costs is, digging for all factors which could harm the project, looking in depth for all sorts of impediments and calculating their probability multiplicated by their impact in € or $ ...

Then defining and planning actions to avoid, reduce or transfer those risks ...

And then, during the… Continue

Added by Hans-Peter Korn on April 22, 2009 at 19:13 — No Comments

Edgar Schein: "SF as a simpicistic reduction of complexity"

Just now I received an announcement for a workshop given by Prof. Edgar Schein ( with the title: "Leadership and Transformation - Leadership in tough times", see

There I can read:

"Sie (= Coaches) setzen Beratung nicht als verkürzte «Quick… Continue

Added by Hans-Peter Korn on April 22, 2009 at 13:58 — 3 Comments

"implicit" SF found in a "Software development box"

Just now I found a nice piece here:

It is called: "Project Retrospectives: A kinder, gentler, more productive way to learn from past mistakes"

And it contains this part:

The “Mining for Gold” Exercise:

* What worked well that we don’t want to forget

This list is for those things that most agree worked well… Continue

Added by Hans-Peter Korn on April 20, 2009 at 13:12 — No Comments

Who knows better?

For a specific work assignment, I am brushing up on my NLP skills; more specifically, I'm reviewing my teaching materials on conversational hypnosis and persuasion strategies, as per a specific request by the client who hired me.

I am struck yet again by how traditional approaches differ from Solution-Focused ones.

Let's take negotiation skills: a topic that I teach in workshops and in which many clients want to be coached.

The NLP skills used in negotiation… Continue

Added by Paolo Terni on April 5, 2009 at 11:30 — 5 Comments

Some important convergences towards Simplicity and Agility in Management

Some days ago I pointed in the Solutions-List to this video:

showing Mike Cohn reflecting upon the transitioning process towards an agile organization and how to deal with the complexity of such processes.

And today I become informed about very recent news about an upcoming "deal" between the "Project Management Institute" (PMI… Continue

Added by Hans-Peter Korn on April 1, 2009 at 22:40 — No Comments

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