Lean and 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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What is Lean? Why Do You Need It? It’s a management system that aims to better serve customer needs with less time, less space, less hassle, less money, fewer people… less less less less to do more. If you’re in the software business (actually, most...

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 and Agile – differences in language are telling

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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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I saw an interesting article, outlining the use of the speech form Subject-Verb-Object, Present Tense, recommending: “I congratulate the writers who write articles for free.”  over “The people who write articles for free are to be...

Lean Thinking Is..?

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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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I’ve read many sources – via books, articles, blogs and Twitter – on what the essence of Lean & Lean Thinking is. I’m interested though in what you think. How would you succinctly complete either of the following phrases: “Lean...

Migrating from Scrum to Kanban on Stability & Maturity

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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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Kanban is a much better process once the system has reached a steady state and the focus becomes process improvement, maturity and improved cycle times. Scrum is an outstanding process to adopt when you want a radical departure from the past or if you’re a start...
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