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?
In a network of 1,000 bank branches, about a hundred are considered as "reference branches": they have more than 9 employees and the branch manager is responsible for several satellite branches composed of 3 to 5 people. The director of this network wishes to deploy Lean in the reference branches in order to improve their … Continue reading Lean banking: real life success stories
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?
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
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?
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?
Originally, Training Within Industry was one of the methodological innovations that enabled the Americans to win the Second World War. Forced to find a way to quickly train non-specialists, especially inexperienced women, and young workers, to produce ammunition and equipment by the millions in weapons factories to support the war effort. The method, tested from … Continue reading What is TWI: Training Within Industry
Each year the DevOps Research & Assessment, led by Jez Humble and Nicole Forsgren recently acquired by Google Cloud, produces a report on the state of the art of DevOps entitled "State of DevOps". This state of the art report is based on more than 31,000 interviews with professionals (all industries, sizes, countries, mainly USA … Continue reading State of DevOps: a look back at the year 2019
In 2007, when Operae sponsored the 1st "Agile France" conference, developers of that distant era were wondering whether agile was, at bottom, nothing more than lean management applied to the software world. Let's not create suspense: the answer is definitely no and many companies can testify to this. This article aims to explain how the two … Continue reading Agile and Lean -a true duo
Depending on their job, some teams must adapt every day according to incoming flows, daily events and scheduled absences. It’s common to see a manager assigning tasks to his subordinates based on context and a goal known only to himself (after all, he knows better than anyone else...). Not so often we can observe a … Continue reading Visual Management boosts self-organization