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.
SAFe 4.0 provides the constructs to integrate workstreams across multiple organisational units and methodologies into a single Solution Delivery.read more
At large scale, many of our finest arguments fade into noise.read more
Jumpstart your prioritisation sessions. It’s a big step up on HiPPO, offering enough fidelity without getting lost in analysis.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.
GIVEN: Big Bang change is ineffective & painful
WHEN: We deliver integrated capabilities during transformation
THEN: Bi-Modal is inevitable
Two simple, concrete changes that use coffee to build and engrain good collaborative habits.
Can we prevent the next generation of IT disasters with core learning of some key principles by would-be CIOs?read more
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
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