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An Overview of Two New Books

October 12, 2009 — Posted by Jim Trott

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In this show, we give overviews of two new books by Net Objectives which we think you will find helpful: The Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams and another is Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility. We talk through both of these books: their motivation, their contents, why they are useful. In the next podcast, we will talk about the key ideas in each chapter by chapter of Lean-Agile Software Development, the ideas we have found is truly needed in order to be able to achieve enterprise agility.

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Learning to Manage What Matters – Not Always Intuitive

October 11, 2009 — Posted by Al Shalloway

The Intuitive Solution – Not Necessarily Correct

If there is one established measure of business success it is return on investment (ROI). ROI is the mantra of business. If you are a business executive and establish a high ROI for a sustained period of time – you are golden. ROI is easy to calculate – it is a measure of your profits (revenue-less expenses) divided by your expenses. ROI can therefore be achieved by increasing your revenue or decreasing your costs. Doing both has you walk on water.

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The Difference Between "Inspect and Adapt" and Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)

October 10, 2009 — Posted by Al Shalloway

In our book, Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise and Team Agility, we mention that the "inspect and adapt" is not the same thing as Plan-Do-Check-Act. Yes, they sound the same, but they are manifestations of different causality models. To fully understand the differences in inspect and adapt and PDCA, we must look at these causality models (which we will do shortly).

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Types of Processes - by Don Reinertsen

October 6, 2009 — Posted by Al Shalloway

In May 2009, there were some discussions on the Kanban Dev group about types of processes.  The dialog that resulted is an important part of the Lean thought process and I thought it'd be useful to reproduce that here. 

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Pragmatic Lean

October 6, 2009 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I am writing this blog to create a better context for my current blog series on Lean. As CEO of a company that helps other companies transition to becoming more effective in their software development efforts I am mostly interested in helping companies achieve enterprise agility.

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