Flow, Lean, Agile

High-Performance organizations optimize the Flow of Value by creating and applying a system of patterns from lean, agile, theory of constraints, scrum, and kanban in an agnostic and context-sensitive way.

Key Result 1: Weight Loss

Using OKRs for personal objectives (part 2)

So, by the end of June, after a long period of physical inactivity, I found myself with an overweight BMI and an unpleasant feeling of discomfort that was worsening my quality of life, as well as my work capabilities (see for instance the Harvard Business Review article To improve your work performance, get some exercise). …

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Unlocking Value through Flow Management

Organizations and teams exist with the primary purpose of transforming creativity, skills, resources, and energy into value for stakeholders. We refer to the process of transitioning from potential value to actual value as “Flow”. Essentially, Flow represents the movement of work items through your product/service development and deployment process, which should be maintained as stable …

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How comes, your lean-agile transformation is stalled?

You kicked off a lean-agile transformation but you are struggling to see the results you expected, i.e. a shortened time-to-market. Transformation programs often stall due to a lack of results, emerging roadblocks, and a lack of vision. Common impediments to transformation Four problems are commonly impacting lean-agile transformations in large organizations: The teams-only problem The …

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The Presentation Canvas

Tired of messy, unfocused presentations? Within my teams, I often see team members struggle with presentation skills. Good communication and presentation skills are rarely seen in tech-oriented people, and when they are there, they are often the result of individual attitude and craftsmanship, rather than outcomes of a structured system. And things are getting worse …

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Test your story points estimates with real data

From Velocity to Throughput in Scrum Teams. A Lean-Kanban approach

I used velocity as a metric for planning and forecasting in agile teams for many years, before switching to throughput and cycle time. Should you switch too? What is velocity? Velocity is an efficiency measure widely used within the Scrum practitioner community. It’s not by itself formally part of Scrum, nonetheless, velocity it’s a fairly …

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Rumsfeld Matrix

Do we know what we do not know?

The fast pace of change creates unpredictability and makes it harder to accomplish the mission of satisfying stakeholders. And indeed, organizations must deal with established and new competitors, shortening cycle times, the furious pace of innovation, and socio-economical and geo-political profound transformations. In such a deeply changing environment, it’s getting harder and harder to predict …

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Italian Agile Days, Oct 15th

I am speaking at Italian Agile Days conference in Brescia, October the 15th at Università degli Studi di Brescia. Looking forward to meet Agilists and Innovators 🙂 https://www.agileday.it/ The organizer asked for a short 1 min video, to be used for promoting the session. Here it is: