New Download: A3 Template & Guidance

New Download: A3 Template & Guidance In advance of my A3 sessions at Lean Agile Scotland next week, I’ve published the A3 template I’ll be using, plus guidance in using it. This template and guidance has evolved in real world usage over the last four years or more with many teams doing both...

Tools and Agility

Tools and Agility Do you need a tool to be agile? Or is the process more important? Cross Post from the Agile and Lean Software Development Linkedin Group. I’ve used tools in my traditional delivery days (I’m recovering nicely, thankyou) and in Lean/Agile days. I’ve...

Speaking on A3 at Lean Agile Scotland 2013

Just a quick update to say that I’m speaking at Lean Agile Scotland 2013, focusing on the A3 Continuous Improvement method. As well as the formal session, I’ll be holding some informal A3 Dojos, where I’ll happily work with you on your own A3. As a...

SAFe Twitter Q & A with Al Shalloway

Following recent critiques from Ken Schwaber and David Anderson, a few people were wondering whether leading SAFe proponents were planning to issue a formal response. I didn’t see anything from Dean Leffingwell, but Al Shalloway did helpfully say that while he...

Helping Roles: The Consultant

The Consultant role is one of exerting influence to change the what of operations, limited to areas where you have been asked to help. Gaining the sponsorship to fix the right problem is important, as is gaining the credibility needed for influence. This is a...

Helping Roles: The Contractor

The role of a Contractor is to provide extra skilled capacity at short notice. The change you bring is to tidy up how the work is done, chiefly by example. Proactively expanding beyond that is a direct route to frustration and broken client relationships. This is a...
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