Overprocessing with Kanban

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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 great, but overuse is annoying and waste. I’ve been reading a very interesting book this week. I won’t name it because it’s got lots of good stuff in, and I don’t want to tar all that with one specific complaint. In this book, the...

Improving Lean Practise. DOWNTIME Better Wastes Acronym than TIMWOOD

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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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Defects Over-production Waiting Non-utilized Resources/Talent Transportation Inventory Motion Excess Processing Now of course we know that our goal is to reduce the waste or non-values added activity so as to maximize the value to our customer. This value creating...

The Case for Lean Testing

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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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Received from a colleague today who I’ve been coaching in some basic Test disciplines I think the biggest thing we need to do on this project is to change the culture so that the teams do run the unit tests and do the code reviews and have a better sense of not...