Everyday Lean

Lean Thinking, Experience and Experiments

in Enterprise Knowledgework and Services

Focus: A Leadership Superpower

Extreme focus on the Wildly Important is a critical enabler for delivery.

I'm speaking at Lean Agile Scotland, 2-5 October 2018. @LeanAgileScot

Speaking at Lean Agile Scotland 2018

My subject is Transformation by Invitation in which I reflect a little on how organisational change goes, and how we might do it better.

Unwinding Back to Trust

Better ways of working unwind the journey towards formal relationships. Building personal trust increases collaboration.

Recent Recipes

Canonical good practices that consistently work in nearly all large scale knowledgework contexts. 

Focus: A Leadership Superpower

Extreme focus on the Wildly Important is a critical enabler for delivery.

Recent Patterns

Good practices that are well tried and found repeatedly successful, but have more contextual variability. 

Focus Your Retrospective on the Wildly Important

Set an intermediate challenge, whose achievement will tell you that you’re winning. And then improve like hell towards it.

Recent Experiments

Ways of working that should work, but context may render them ineffective. Some have been tried, some are suggestions based on thinking only.

Scaling Self Selection

Team self-selection is a growing ‘opt-in’ approach to building successful Lean/Agile teams, with resulting reports of increased effectiveness.

Are there lessons we can learn from this in our wider Organisational Transformation approaches?

Recent Writing