A Hierarchy of Management Engagement

A Hierarchy of Management Engagement
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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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To be capable of effectively directing work and leading improvement, management need to have a reality based deep understanding of how value is created and what impediments exist. Often, management will talk about the importance of having engagement from their staff....

The Work of Management

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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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Management is Non-Value-Add activity. Why do we fund it? To create, sustain and improve a Run Time Environment for Value Add activity. Traditional management is seen as the work of co-ordinating or directing others in a system to achieve best outcome against defined...

Dreyfus Hopping Mad

Dreyfus Hopping Mad
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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 many, if not most, circumstances, insisting that a team must come up with a custom method is harmful. At best, it is a false expectation and at worst designed to create a dependency on consulting skills. For many, if not most, teams, a recipe based approach is...

SAFe’s Kaizen Culture: Hansei and Apology

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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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[blockquote author=”The Hedgehog Song, The Incredible String Band” float=”left”] Oh, you know all the words, and you sung all the notes, But you never quite learned the song, she sang. I can tell by the sadness in your eyes, That you never...

SAFe Twitter Q & A with Al Shalloway

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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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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...