Table Tennis Ball Game – a Lesson in 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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Teaching the Continuous Improvement habit via games: a video from a recent Lean workshop. Based on Boris Glogner’s Scrum Ball Point Game. We played 6 rounds of 1 minute, with (a bit more than) 1 minute’s improvement Hansei in between. By the end, the team...

How Much Value Adding Time do you Spend?

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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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When you’re measuring the overall success of your Lean programme, surely a major indicator that you’re on the right track has to be the proportion of time the team spends on the activities that actually create Value, and how it changes over time. Virginia...

(Some) Agilistas: Still Not Yet Lean Thinkers

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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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Every so often I get myself to a place where I start accepting Agile as a sensible, sound way of doing things, as an effective industry-specific implementation/reinvention of a number of Lean principles, reaching towards one piece flow and pull systems, and coming up...

Exclusive: The Lean Manager Now Available on Kindle.

Exclusive: The Lean Manager Now Available on Kindle.
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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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Announced about an hour ago: Michael & Freddy Ballé’s The Lean Manager is now available on Kindle, with iPad, Nook etc versions in the very near future. I’m pretty sure I was the first to buy it too. Get your copy (and that’s a great price, LEI —...

The Evolution of Lean

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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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A Mike Rother presentation via slideshare.net If there were a CMMI-like maturity model for Lean, understanding it as “The Elimination of Waste” and all the tool-focused, Kaizen-Blitz-workshop activities would be Level 1. We need to do so much better at the...
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