A Hierarchy of Management Engagement

A Hierarchy of Management Engagement
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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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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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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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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...

Quick Tip: Coaches Hold Back!

As a Lean/Agile coach, I want my team members to take turns running all the key ceremonies; Standup, CFD, Retrospective, Planning Poker and so on. It works better that way. It’s like my mother always told us kids: Family Hold Back to let the guests go first.

Frequent Repetition: The Key to Learning Improvement

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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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Lean Improvement is a complex skill, requiring new instincts and new behaviours. Effectively learning how to do it takes regular frequent exercise. Walking is a remarkably tough thing to do. Think about it — you’re essentially pushing yourself off balance and...
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