Burns’ Corollary to McGregor’s Theory of X & Y

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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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I had this as my mail signature for a long time. It’s too long to fit in a tweet, so, blogged. McGregor’s Theory of X: People are lazy and need close monitoring & tough carrot/stick management to make them work. McGregor’s Theory of Y: People are...

Single Minute Enterprise Deploy: A Gamechanger

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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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Being able to rapidly deploy code through environments to production is a gamechanger in enabling business capability and delivering business value. There are lessons and concepts used in classic Lean manufacturing we can learn to help us get there.By significantly...

Problem Ownership in A3

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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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Many organisations on the Lean journey get to a point where they’ve really bought into the idea of continuous improvement, and to show sponsorship, set up (and if you’re lucky, actually fund) a Tiger Team of Lean-minded people to drive improvements in the...

Now That’s Pervasive Improvement

Now That’s Pervasive Improvement
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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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When I’m talking about building a culture where improvement is a norm, not an add-on, this is the level of performance you’re after. [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/martinburnsuk/status/269354226990321664″]   You can be sure that...

#lascot12 Slides: Evolving Lean in Matrixed Enterprise Delivery

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Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
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As presented at Lean Agile Scotland 2012, with a few tweaks to add voiceover content and remove some photos of individuals whose permission I didn’t have to publish more widely than a conference audience. Thinking through this was a key catalyst for my Everyday...

More Kanban Data

More Kanban Data
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Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
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Here are 2 datasets, from different clients in the public sector, showing again how Kanban reduces lead time and perhaps more significantly, stabilises it, enabling more reliable promises to be made to customers. This first dataset I showed at lascot12, and is for a...