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...

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...

Problem Ownership in A3

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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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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...

PoV Developing: Everyday Lean for Enterprise Delivery

PoV Developing: Everyday Lean for Enterprise Delivery
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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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In September, I presented at Lean Agile Scotland, based on our experiences of introducing Lean thinking to IBM AMS Delivery Teams, and how we’d moved from a default position of starting with fundamentally re-engineering Value Streams to a light-touch approach...

Now *That’s* How to Make Problemsolving Ubiquitous

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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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John Shook’s experience shows just how important problemsolving is at Toyota — it comes before any other job skill for the graduate intake. When I joined Toyota in Toyota City (where for a time I was the only American) in late 1983, every newly hired...
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