Overprocessing with Kanban

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Martin Burns

EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Kanban is great, but overuse is annoying and waste. I’ve been reading a very interesting book this week. I won’t name it because it’s got lots of good stuff in, and I don’t want to tar all that with one specific complaint. In this book, the...

Enterprise Outsourcing Division of Labour — Are We Doing It Wrong?

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Martin Burns

EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Enterprises and Vendors can build more effective Outsourcing Solutions, based on evidence showing that dividing programmes of work by packages is more effective than dividing it by lifecycle stages and technologies.Typically, Enterprises whose business is not...

PoV Developing: Everyday Lean for Enterprise Delivery

PoV Developing: Everyday Lean for Enterprise Delivery
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EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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In September, I presented at Lean Agile Scotland, based on our experiences of introducing Lean thinking to IBM AMS Delivery Teams, and how we’d moved from a default position of starting with fundamentally re-engineering Value Streams to a light-touch approach...

Project Plans: Making Economic Forecasts Look Good Since 1984

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Martin Burns

EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Fundamental dichotomies in project planning: The only place a detailed end to end project plan would be effective is where you don’t need it. The only place a detailed end to end project plan would help, it can’t be reliable enough to be useful....

UCD Lessons for Agile

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EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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It’s probably safe to say that many of the best early web-people were first exposed to Agile-like methods via the iterative discipline that is User Centred Design. So it seems useful to look at how well UCD has fared, and whether it’s suffered the same...

Lean Direction for Britain’s 1st Private NHS Hospital?

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Martin Burns

EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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In a statement of intent which is likely to worry unions and some staff, Mr Parsa said his vision of hospital care was somewhere between a management consultancy firm like McKinsey and a manufacturer like Toyota. “When I first joined Healthcare, I thought it was...