Category Archives: Lean

Reports goes green, Results goes down – Cost Savings ongoing!

Everything in the company suddenly goes slower, a growing in-effectiveness, an increasing in-efficiency, less innovation and a decreasing motivation. In the same time all measures, internal reports and audits shows that everything goes better, improves and promises a bright future. … Continue reading

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Are YOU lean? – The Lean Driving Test

Lean Awareness in Driving Transforming to Agile and Lean is far beyond changes in methods and processes. It’s equally, if not more, about changes in behavior and culture. A  organizational change or process change is not enough, changes in our … Continue reading

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Another Workshop in introducing Lean&Agile…

Too many workshops are held these days with the aim to introduce Lean and Agile ways of working. There are two issues with that, first L&A is not only about ways of working, secondly the aim must be a real gain … Continue reading

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The Myths with Alignment

At the moment there is lot of talk within in our great company of the need to align ways of working and tools across the organization.  Alignment is the new black, always political correct to argue. I think it comes from … Continue reading

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Definition of Done for Coaching?

Wikipedia phrases Definition of Done as follows: The exit-criteria to determine whether a product backlog item is complete. In many cases the DoD requires that all regression tests should be successful. Probably based on this I have lately been in discussions related to Coaching … Continue reading

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Product Ownership Evolution, part 2

Scaled-Up Scrum Scrum is fairly simple from practices point of view (and claimed to be powerful, when applied correctly). You work in timeboxed iterations with a team, Product Owner and ScrumMaster. You apply certain ceremonies (Daily Scrum, Groomings/Sprint Planning, Retrospectives, … Continue reading

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Product Ownership Evolution, part 1

This post is the first (out of 4) of blog series about Product Ownership Evolution. Our organization has been evolving quite a bit in our Product Ownership thinking and understanding during our transformation journey. In these blog posts I try to … Continue reading

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Reduce Risks or Increase Chances

This small thought was elaborated with some friends at a late summer night. Not sure if it has any greater meaning to life and work or if it just  a late night mumbo jumbo. It’s possible it’s described before by … Continue reading

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Continuous Deployment – Going for brilliant products

Continuous Deployment starts to be a very popular buzz word and especially the lean start-up scene seems to be taking both the hype factor out of it as well as enjoying the benefits that CD offers. All the major web services like … Continue reading

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Windmill Challenge

Don Quijote attacking the windmills (that he thinks are monsters) is used as a metaphor for something noble and brave for an individual. I often hear that being an agile advocate inside large organization can be something like this -maybe … Continue reading

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