PoV Developing: Everyday Lean for Enterprise Delivery

PoV Developing: Everyday Lean for Enterprise Delivery
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Martin Burns

Services Director at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
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

Services Director at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
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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Martin Burns

Services Director at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
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

Services Director at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
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...

Error Proof My Lasagne

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Martin Burns

Services Director at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
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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One of the joys about being on the Lean Journey is that you see Waste absolutely everywhere, you develop an almost physical intolerance of what can be improved, and feel almost compelled to intervene. This struck home to me this week — I’ve been away at our...

Continuous Improvement: A Bigger Advantage than Disruptive Innovation?

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Martin Burns

Services Director at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
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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One of the great puzzles of the industrial revolution is why it began in England. Why not France, or Germany? Many reasons have been offered. Britain had plentiful supplies of coal, for instance. It had a good patent system in place. It had relatively high labor...