Deliver. Adapt. Repeat.

Hi, I'm Elisabeth Hendrickson. I work with technical leaders and teams to improve collaboration, tighten feedback loops, make better decisions, shape culture intentionally, and deliver value predictably and sustainably. How can I help you?

Deliver. Adapt. Repeat.

Recent Posts

Nice versus Kind
Elisabeth Hendrickson
Elisabeth Hendrickson

A video that explains the difference between being nice and being kind.

Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) Revisited
Elisabeth Hendrickson
Elisabeth Hendrickson

A fresh look at the practice of ATDD with the hindsight of 16+ years.

Continuous Delivery Podcast
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Elisabeth Hendrickson

I sat down with Zarar Siddiqi and Jeff 'Cheezy' Morgan to talk about how Pivotal did XP at scale.

Thinking About Fear and Blame
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Elisabeth Hendrickson

Looking at fear, blame, and outcomes through the lens of causal modeling.

Thinking About Doing More with Less
Elisabeth Hendrickson
Elisabeth Hendrickson

Exploring a reframing of value demand, failure demand, and waste.

Thinking About Better Testing, Worse Quality
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Elisabeth Hendrickson

Using causal diagrams to analyze how better testing can ironically lead to worse quality.

Thinking About Finding the Sweet Spot
Elisabeth Hendrickson
Elisabeth Hendrickson

U-curve charts can help you avoid getting trapped in either / or thinking.

Thinking About Choice and Strategy
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Elisabeth Hendrickson

Strategy guides choices; choices allow for strategy.

Thinking About Variability
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Elisabeth Hendrickson

How to use Shewhart charts to understand the variability of your metrics

Thinking About Cause and Effect
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Elisabeth Hendrickson

How to use causal models to discover points of leverage where you can make different decisions

Thinking About Context and Decisions
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Elisabeth Hendrickson

When the right answer to a question is 'it depends,' what does that really mean?

Top 5 Manager Failure Modes
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Elisabeth Hendrickson

A list of common pitfalls for managers.

Focus. Deliver. Learn. Repeat.
Elisabeth Hendrickson
Elisabeth Hendrickson

How high functioning teams focus by limiting WIP, deliver frequently in small increments, and learn continuously.

On Expanding Universes and Fixed Envelopes
Elisabeth Hendrickson
Elisabeth Hendrickson

Low interest rates fueled an expanding universe with continual growth. These days more organizations have a fixed (or shrinking) envelope forcing difficult tradeoffs.

Momentum > Urgency
Elisabeth Hendrickson
Elisabeth Hendrickson

It turns out if you want to go fast, having a sense of momentum is more important than having a sense of urgency.

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