42nd Street Company (#42stc)

The new lean

By on January 23, 2017

Lean used to be about optimizing value by Reducing waste … now it’s about Optimizing flow Reducing stress Reducing #NoThink Reducing wasted opportunity …

Notes from #ESP Executive Summit, 20-Apr-2016, London, UK

By on December 30, 2016

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

By on October 24, 2016

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

#GreenWaving your projects

By on September 22, 2016

Large complex organizations often suffer from overload and lack of coordination across the organization. Just like knowledge work overload cause invisible queues then dependencies, constraints etc cause invisible red lights. You end up waiting for someting for an indefinite amount

Avoid … or do more often

By on September 13, 2016

The behavior power circle

By on September 7, 2016

Levin’s equation says BEHAVIOR == PERSON x ENVIRONMENT The environment includes structure, culture etc This means that the Structures you create drives the behaviors you see in an organization And vice versa behaviors in their own way defines … invisible

What tend go wrong with risks

By on September 1, 2016

Do we have a tendency to look at too many small risks and not just one big one? Two things that I often observe to go wrong with risks. There is a natural tendency to do the easy, least risky

Agile Evolution

By on May 6, 2016

More and more … … at the individual and team level, agile is about creating an environment where everyone has the freedom to perform and the opportunity to contribute … at the organizational level, agile is about minimizing wasted opportunities,

Playing with New Year Principles

By on January 1, 2016

Playing with new year principles What is, is. What comes, comes. Do what you have to do, so you can do what you want. It takes freedom to maneuver, it takes extra/free/… strength to stay free Your are where you

Happy New Year!

By on December 30, 2015

Dear all, As an experiment I tried posting on LinkedIn – see “Happy New Year! Think different and break free” by @mortenelvang on @LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/happy-new-year-think-different-break-free-morten-elvang Happy New Year! Br, Morten