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....

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....

SAFe’s Kaizen Culture: Hansei and Apology

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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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[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...

Dive Into A3: A Talk & Interactive Workshop at Lean Agile Scotland, 19/20 September 2013

Dive Into A3: A Talk & Interactive Workshop at Lean Agile Scotland, 19/20 September 2013
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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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This was my second year presenting at Lean Agile Scotland. Thanks once again to Chris McDermott for putting on a conference single-handedly that somehow managed to be even better than last year’s. For me as a constrained conference-goer rather than a regular...
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