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....

Error Proof My Lasagne

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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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One of the joys about being on the Lean Journey is that you see Waste absolutely everywhere, you develop an almost physical intolerance of what can be improved, and feel almost compelled to intervene. This struck home to me this week — I’ve been away at our...

Continuous Improvement: A Bigger Advantage than Disruptive Innovation?

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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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One of the great puzzles of the industrial revolution is why it began in England. Why not France, or Germany? Many reasons have been offered. Britain had plentiful supplies of coal, for instance. It had a good patent system in place. It had relatively high labor...

For Lean Thinking, Employ a Direct Marketer

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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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Direct Marketing and Lean share an experimental method to drive improvement: iteratively testing proposals against Current Best Way Many years ago — long before I came near Software Development — I had a background in Direct Marketing. Let’s try that again: Hi,...
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