Beginners’ Patterns: Coaching with Empathy, Patience and Respect

Beginners’ Patterns: Coaching with Empathy, Patience and Respect
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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant 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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Beginners’ Patterns are generally ineffective for delivery, but excellent for learning, and building a foundation for far more effective ones. Leapfrogging the beginners’ patterns for evolved ones is rarely effective for building a sustainable capability....

Survey on Impediments

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant 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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Please help me understand how Lean and Agile (and traditional) teams work with impediments — AKA blockers, issues, problems. This information is strictly anonymous and will be used as input to some writing and speaking ideas I’m currently developing. No...

SAFe For Its Context

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant 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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I’ve been watching SAFe™ develop for quite some time, since I was defining Agile Transformation at a UK Retail Bank, and had sketched out something very similar, only to discover that what I was reaching towards was already well elabourated and tested...

Learning A3 For Lean/Agile Coaches

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Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant 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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A3 is a powerful improvement method, founded on a structured thinking process, errorproofed using a semi-formal report format. It is effective as the framework of Improvement Kata, and is the engine driving improvements through the Everyday Lean Model. This is a...