Compulsory Basic Training

Compulsory Basic Training

We need to revisit the meaning and intent of the training classes we run, treating classes such Certified Scrum Master as a professional entry level, the point at which learning starts. A reflection, based on going through Compulsory Basic Training to ride a motorcycle.

Beginners’ Patterns: Coaching with Empathy, Patience and Respect

Beginners’ Patterns: Coaching with Empathy, Patience and Respect
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Martin Burns

EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
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....

Limiting Knowledge In Progress For Better Learning

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Martin Burns

EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
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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Knowledge is Inventory in the Learning Process, and behaves like a queue of committed options. Constrain KIP for faster learning. This post is extending a metaphor that I haven’t completely thought through, but as a way of exploring my own understanding....

Learning A3 For Lean/Agile Coaches

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Martin Burns

EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
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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A3 is a powerful improvement method, founded on a structured thinking process, errorproofed using a semi-formal report format. It is effective as the framework of Improvement Kata, and is the engine driving improvements through the Everyday Lean Model. This is a...