Improving Lean Practise. DOWNTIME Better Wastes Acronym than TIMWOOD

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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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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...

Mike Cohn’s Scrum Promise — Echoes Lean Best Practise

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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 my Scrum classes I warn attendees of what I call the Scrum Promise: If you adopt Scrum, there will be a day you come into the office nearly in tears over how hard the change can be. This is because Scrum doesn’t solve problems, it uncovers them and puts them...

Lean Manufacturing & Software

Lean Manufacturing & Software
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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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Is writing software more like manufacturing cookies or more like designing cookie cutters? It’s easy to wish that we could develop software like a factory stamps out cookies, but software has a design or creation element that is missing in that analogy. But...

Proactive Risk Management: The Obituary Exercise

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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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Try this exercise with your team to identify, overcome and avoid potential project “gotchas”: Get the team to write a project obituary — ask them to imagine the project is nearly over and has failed, and their job for the next 45 minutes is...

IBM Redbook: Global Development and Delivery in Practice: Experiences of the IBM Rational India Lab

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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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An IBM Redbooks publication Download PDF (5.5 MB) HTML/Java version Order Hardcopy Permanent link Abstract IBM Rational is the leading software development brand that supports Global Development and Delivery (GDD) (also known as Geographically or Globally Distributed...
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