People over Process – Win with People
Just finished Lean Startup Machine this past weekend and would like to connect the dots between Lean Startup and Agile. Read More
I was reading Freddy Balle’s book The Gold Mine: A Novel of Lean Turnaround and I read something that stopped me dead in my tracks. In the book, after months of transitioning a manufacturing plant to continuous flow using Kanban, the Lean sensei asks the innocent question:
Question: What is better than Kanban?
This post is about how I run a value stream mapping workshop as part of an Agile/Lean readiness assessment or as part of ongoing process improvements. Read More
This post shows the A3 technique and how it is an effective management tool.
The contents of this post are my summary of THE BOOK on this subject: Managing to Learn: Using the A3 Management Process to solve problems, gain agreement, mentor and lead – by John Shook. Available via Lean Enterprise Institute and Ocapt (in Canada).Read More
One of the workshops I run is to help team members understand root cause analysis. I use it with operations teams as well as product development teams. My workshop goal is to have people leave with a basic understanding and some practice. Read More
Cross-training charts (also skill training charts) are a standard part of the Lean toolkit. They are used to identify limited skill sets that can lead to bottlenecks and work stoppage. See manufacturing example.Read More
For years I have preferred Scrum as a starting place rather than XP since it is easier to adopt. One of the patterns of Fearless Change is to take small steps. Scrum is a much smaller step than XP. That’s old news. Lot’s of folks like to start with XP, that’s OK by me.Read More
Sadly, I did not do as good a job capturing the the LSSC10 keynote sessions as I would have liked, but maybe I captured something you missed…Read More
Siraj Sirajuddin shared a deeply insightful reflection on the nature of Agile/Lean coaching. Lot’s of insights for me. Read More
Clinton Keith gave an insightful session around designing and configuration a Kanban system for leveled video game production. Read More