Lean Thinking, Experience and Experiments
in Enterprise Knowledgework and Services
Canonical good practices that consistently work in nearly all large scale knowledgework contexts.
The definition of “big 5” is traditionally
the 5 most dangerous african animals to hunt on foot. For software development I have defined it as
the 5 greatest dangers of running your software company.
Once a software delivery system grows beyond about 20 people, program-level structure emerges and requires management for system-level optimisation for collaboration and trust.read more
So how can we handle others when we want them to change their behaviour? First and foremost, we should revise our approach.read more
Good practices that are well tried and found repeatedly successful, but have more contextual variability.
Jumpstart your prioritisation sessions. It’s a big step up on HiPPO, offering enough fidelity without getting lost in analysis.read more
SAFe’s content has a range of strength of recommendation, but this is implicit and only weakly articulated. It needs to better define what is mandatory, and what is customisable.read more
When joining a new team, ask to see evidence of their tests and customer interactions, and use the way they respond as a quick maturity assessment.read more
Ways of working that should work, but context may render them ineffective. Some have been tried, some are suggestions based on thinking only.
Can we prevent the next generation of IT disasters with core learning of some key principles by would-be CIOs?read more
h# is a revolutionary new, integrated code and method framework, based on the critical value of Radical Simplicity.read more
Within Ericsson we have gained lots of experience from Agile Way of working!
But what about our leadership? Have we become increasingly adoptable at responding to the degree of change and complexity that pervades today’s workplace? A guest post by my dear friend Anna Sandström.
Read moreIf you can’t communicate the vision to someone in 5 minutes or less and get a reaction that signifies both understanding and interest, you are not done.John Kotter
At large scale, many of our finest arguments fade into noise.read more
Read moreBe Vulnerable
And express Appreciation.Jean Tabaka
Two simple, concrete changes that use coffee to build and engrain good collaborative habits.