Everyday Lean

Lean Thinking, Experience and Experiments

in Enterprise Knowledgework and Services

Why do smart people resist positive change? Maybe because you're telling them about change, not co-creating it with them.

Why Do Smart People Resist Positive Change?

I’m increasingly convinced that all transformation initiatives should only be staffed and impact those who have actively and consciously opted into the change.

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Multi Modal Delivery with SAFe 4.0

SAFe 4.0 provides the constructs to integrate workstreams across multiple organisational units and methodologies into a single Solution Delivery.

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Bi-Modal Delivery is Inevitable. Get Over It.

GIVEN: Big Bang change is ineffective & painful
WHEN: We deliver integrated capabilities during transformation
THEN: Bi-Modal is inevitable

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Recent Recipes

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

Better Backlog Prioritization Draft

I’m delighted to announce the launch of Better Backlog Prioritisation – a compilation of methods used to prioritise a backlog.

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Recent Patterns

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

Why Do Smart People Resist Positive Change?

I’m increasingly convinced that all transformation initiatives should only be staffed and impact those who have actively and consciously opted into the change.

Read More

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?

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Recent Writing

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?

read more