Lean-Agile Transformation

High-Performance organizations improve their value creation flow by creating and applying a system of patterns from lean, agile, theory of constraints, organizational development, scrum, and kanban in an agnostic and context-sensitive way.

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Value Stream definition and classification

When we look at value streams, there are various interpretations and classifications, not all of which are consistent. Here is how I find it most useful to classify them. First, I would define Value Streams as the sequence of steps to continuously create value, by accomplishing something. The important points here are: a. Creating Value: […]

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Are your Change Agents indifferent to Generative AI?

Even though it’s not perfect, Generative AI is a very disruptive technology, opening new frontiers in all fields, including business agility. And it is constantly improving. Have your Change Agents started to explore the potential of Generative AI for driving change initiatives? If so, what are some specific ways they envision using Generative AI to

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Diffusion of Innovation

Navigating Agile with Late Majority and Laggards: Strategies for Success

Perhaps you have been asked to help coaches, teams, and people in your organization to evolve beyond the basic level of “blind” adoption of rules and frameworks. You haven’t imposed anything; you’ve highlighted the challenges the organization is facing and suggested the idea of better support for the organization. You suggested options, highlighted principles, and

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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.

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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