Have you ever asked yourself “why am I wasting my time in this meeting” while painfully realizing it is only the first one of the day? Wouldn’t it be nice to bring back added value and true decision making in meetings while freeing time to work on the advancement of projects or businesses? How many … Continue reading Obeya tells the story of it all
The real importance of material and how it flows
Material concern is not only inherent to the manufacturing industry. Of course, it is much easier to understand it as it is tangible. This does not mean it is not complex. Take a bicycle, a computer or any manufactured good, you can easily visualise some of their components, but you most probably don't have a … Continue reading The real importance of material and how it flows
What does“reducing waste” in IT mean?
Recently an IT manager asked me why some teams' tasks should be considered as “valueless” even though team members worked hard to perform those tasks. This question is key for managers and teams to better succeed in their mission, as well as for their client and for themselves. Therefore, clarifying the notion of success is of … Continue reading What does“reducing waste” in IT mean?
How Lean Problem Solving Increases Agile Team Productivity
In this article published on InfoQ.com, Marc Legru and Kevin Raynel share the example of a mobile applications startup. When faced with a problem, people in technology companies often feel pressured to jump to a solution quicklyThese solutions may work but are often not optimal and may have unintended consequencesApplying a rigorous approach to formulating … Continue reading How Lean Problem Solving Increases Agile Team Productivity
Scrum and The Toyota Production System, Build Ultra-Powerful Teams
In this article by Pierre Jannez, published on InfoQ you'll get a good understanding of why Scrum and the TPS are a great combo for IT teams: Scrum, the Toyota Way and Toyota Production System (TPS) have common foundations regarding values and intentsAgile and TPS can be used together to deliver better resultsVisualization and pulling … Continue reading Scrum and The Toyota Production System, Build Ultra-Powerful Teams
Lean management in the Tech industry: what to expect?
Should you need to improve the results of one of your IT activities by 25% in a few months, you should consider the Lean IT approach. Whether it is, for example, to reduce the cost of user support/run, accelerate the time-to-market of your products or improve the satisfaction of your users, Lean IT provides a … Continue reading Lean management in the Tech industry: what to expect?
Improve the Kanban of adjust the DoD?
During the retrospective of an agile team using a Kanban board in the Lean sense (read the article Kanban, may force be with you!), its members looked at the pieces made (delivered) in relation to those to be produced (the Kanban cards present in the backlog) in the sprint. First, look in the red bins … Continue reading Improve the Kanban of adjust the DoD?
An obeya to build and industrialize our IT delivery
In this article (https://planet-lean.com/lean-digital-obeya/), Thomas Deligny explained how the creation of an Obeya helped an international insurance company boost collaboration among functions and accelerate the delivery of an important IT project.Read on on Planet-Lean.com
Push flow or pull flow: what is the difference and what exactly is it for?
Agile and DevOps have reintroduced the notion of flows and iterations into IT development processes. On this subject, one often hears about pull or push flows as well as Kanban. What exactly is this? To begin with, I will quote the IT Production Director of a major French bank, who used this formula for the … Continue reading Push flow or pull flow: what is the difference and what exactly is it for?
IT Kanban, a serial killer of the Definition of Done?
Many teams practicing agility use the Definition of Done (often referred to as DoD) to determine, based on objective and shared criteria, if the User Story (US) is well completed. These criteria also serve as a "contract" between the team and the customer. This DoD is regularly translated into a list of points to check … Continue reading IT Kanban, a serial killer of the Definition of Done?