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"The Power of Now" from Eckhart Tolle and Project Management
Do you see any relationship between the new development approaches to projects and Eckhart Tolle's proposals?
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I am convinced that agile approaches, in a way, are related to Eckhart Tolle's proposals
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1 reply by Justus N
Mar 09, 2020 12:02 PM
Justus N
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I agree, agile approaches came to mind.
- The power of now, coming from being completely present in the moment
- paying attention to the "real thing" aka what is true at this moment
Dear Luis,

Good to see that you have not completely fallen off the grid :-)

In relation to your topic on spiritual awakening and the power of the mind to overcome shortcomings in peoples day to day life, a quote from Eckhart Tolle Webpage caught my interest; "At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution"

If you where to mention this in other forums a couple of years ago people may see it as cultist and anti establishment.

But the reality of the present day situation from financial collapse, increased expectations from life and disease/virus outbreaks have people who would not otherwise, look at other ways of living with ourselves and amongsts other people.

The one things I have noticed about these style of writers is that they all have a spiritual awakening whether it is an attempted suicide, car accident or the death of a loved one, something spurs them on, takes them out of the bubble and conditioned way of living and drops them in a situation that they have not faced before and they need to draw on themselves to adapt and cope the reality of the now.

Such examples of people have gone on to be successful entrepreneurs, Politicians, Scientists and people from all walks of life sometimes turning their back on their chosen career to take up a career that is more rewarding to them as a person.

Tolle seems to grasp at the now of the situation as the present can only effect future events.

To me this sounds logical but a little bit hippest and 1970's where life and progress stopped for a few summers so everybody could listen to music, have sex and get stoned.

It maybe a simplification of Tolle's teachings but based on a philosophy that we have seen before.

Daire
Mar 09, 2020 10:52 AM
Replying to Luis Branco
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I am convinced that agile approaches, in a way, are related to Eckhart Tolle's proposals
I agree, agile approaches came to mind.
- The power of now, coming from being completely present in the moment
- paying attention to the "real thing" aka what is true at this moment
Dear Daire
Thank you for your comment regarding my reflection

From one moment to the next, without really knowing why it occurred to me that "living in the present moment" (by Eckhart Tolle) could be the basis for the agile approach of projects

And I decided to share my philosophical doubt with the experts in this approach to projects
Dear Justus
Thank you for participating in this reflection and contributing your opinion

I was "assaulted" by this doubt as a result of debates here in the community about agile development approaches
Dear Luis,

I see the link with how you would approach a project with the agile methodology and "living in the present moment".

One questions comes to mind. Are you not living from one moment to next, sort of like using stepping stones to cross a river? Each stone is perfect for that moment in time but you still need a 'next' stepping stone in order to proceed and make progress.

There's a sort it 'feels right' at that moment in time but agile does have a repeat function built in that allows you to capture and recapture any missed requirements.

Also do you think that it is more closely aligned with SCRUM methodology, stories and sprints and bringing them to life as apposed to Agile?

Daire
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Mar 10, 2020 5:10 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Daire
Thank you for your comment and questions

I am more of the genre to live intensely in the present, but with an eye on the future
Mar 09, 2020 3:01 PM
Replying to Daire Guiney
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Dear Luis,

I see the link with how you would approach a project with the agile methodology and "living in the present moment".

One questions comes to mind. Are you not living from one moment to next, sort of like using stepping stones to cross a river? Each stone is perfect for that moment in time but you still need a 'next' stepping stone in order to proceed and make progress.

There's a sort it 'feels right' at that moment in time but agile does have a repeat function built in that allows you to capture and recapture any missed requirements.

Also do you think that it is more closely aligned with SCRUM methodology, stories and sprints and bringing them to life as apposed to Agile?

Daire
Dear Daire
Thank you for your comment and questions

I am more of the genre to live intensely in the present, but with an eye on the future

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