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Chris Lukassen

Chris Lukassen is the product samurai. His passion and drive have always gravitated to the creation, development, and introduction of innovative products or services. Over the years he has experienced, hands-on, what it takes to succeed (and fail) in business. He was a product manager at large enterprises like Thales, fast moving consumer goods like TomTom, a variety of startups and international players like Saab. His broad technical background includes real-time software development, system engineering but also electronics and martial arts. Chris is on a mission to “change the way people think about creating products so profoundly that they cannot imagine going back to the old way.” He does this by training, coaching, public speaking and as author of the best seller: “The Product Samurai".
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The Gentle Way of Change

Posted by Chris Lukassen on Nov 28, 2019 1:44:32 PM

When leading change in an organization, what guides and influences new behavior? What makes it stick? Judo offers a gentle way of approaching change. Based on principles like seiryoku zenyo, which means “maximum efficient use of energy,” it poses questions such as, “What if everyone did just this one thing? Would the rest fall into place?” Change doesn’t happen overnight, but by conducting mini-experiments, and adjusting along the way, great, and lasting change can occur. Here are six levers of influence from the path to the Judo black belt that could make you a better leader in business.

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Topics: Topic - Agile Transformations, Topic - Digital Strategy, Topic - Product Management

Product Leadership for the Third Wave

Posted by Chris Lukassen on Oct 23, 2018 4:54:29 PM

Welcome to the third wave of Agile adoption - an age where organizations reinvent themselves around Scrum, and, if done well, the power trickles down to the people. These are the people who have the knowledge to make the best decisions, but this has exposed a new kind of problem. (This article was published in Agile NXT).

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Topics: Topic - Agile Transformations