Funding the Development Factory: The Parable of the Airport

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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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The dynamics of Software Development Centres closely resemble complex queuing systems such as traffic or airports. Using our everyday experience to prompt questions on the economics of why these systems are set up the way they are can give us insight into how best to...

The Product Owner’s Prime Directive

The Product Owner’s Prime Directive
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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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Product Development, in the shape of an enterprise’s typical delivery centre, enhancing its core technical platforms, is best understood as a queuing system, where maximum value is generally obtained through short lead times from concept to consumption. The most...

Improving Lean Practise. DOWNTIME Better Wastes Acronym than TIMWOOD

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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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Defects Over-production Waiting Non-utilized Resources/Talent Transportation Inventory Motion Excess Processing Now of course we know that our goal is to reduce the waste or non-values added activity so as to maximize the value to our customer. This value creating...

For Lean Thinking, Employ a Direct Marketer

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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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Direct Marketing and Lean share an experimental method to drive improvement: iteratively testing proposals against Current Best Way Many years ago — long before I came near Software Development — I had a background in Direct Marketing. Let’s try that...