Is there a set of principles, such that each has the potential of a game changing impact on ‘engagement’, ‘operational effectiveness’ and ‘success’ in any high-tech product developing organization? And, if so, what might they be? Do you sometimes have
(#AgileEngine – holistic and freely scalable approach to continuous improvement and systemic change) Most agree that becoming (more) agile is something you should strive for. Even more so if you are doing product development. But, what is the optimal way
How agile is your organization? How agile could it be? How agile should it be? I believe that agility must be observable and is relative to your business context. Every business runs at a certain pace. Being agile at the
In #LeanQuality you strive to proactively reduce the impact from actual and potential sources of dissatisfaction. Understand the hard and soft implications of customer dissatisfaction. Take an ecosystem approach to map all potential sources and make specific plans for mitigations
Your hear warnings about Conway’s law.
Agile at scale is all about making Conway’s law your friend – building structure to drive behavior.
Essentially applying Conway’s law in inverse.
Today’s lunch conversation centered around large scale digital transformations and how to succeed. Popular wisdom has it that less than 90% of digital transformations succeed. Some fresh thinking may be required. Imagine someone is just getting started, what advise would
Requirements Estimation Contracts Projects …
If you face a physical wall, it doesn’t matter if you believe it’s there. It’s there! The other way around … If you believe there is a physical wall in front of you, it doesn’t matter if it’s there. It’s
Forget about cultural differences and personalities Now it’s all about Hustlers, Hipsters and Hackers Players, Tourists and Victims (not all good :)) Pioneers, Guardians, Drivers and Integrators
After a conversation with a professional friend, I posted this to LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6232928665668321280 You are asking ‘did we find the case’? Not really. I believe two factors are at play. 1) Improvements are very fragile and rarely last for
What is #Agile? And what is #Agile turning into? Neil had a nice way of phrasing it (source: twitter): #Agile is a set of values and principles describing incremental, customer-centric software development And also: Agile is a philosophy, it’s human-centric
Lean used to be about optimizing value by Reducing waste … now it’s about Optimizing flow Reducing stress Reducing #NoThink Reducing wasted opportunity …
Tidying up, I found my notes from the #ESP Executive Summit earlier this year Start with people who can (ready, willing, able) Learn to do things Make things comparable Find a stable pace … Measure & manage Scale slowly One
Your only job is to make … a decision that helps progress your project HW or SW a problem or risk go away Gently transcribed from the words of a wise colleague