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Lean and What do we do next? - Part 2

January 26, 2007 — Posted by Jim Trott

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These Lean-Agile principles all seem reasonable, but abstract. What do we do to put it into practice? This is part 2 of a discussion on this.

OK. Root causes, Agile, Value Stream. What else?

I held this interview just after a challenging Lean-Agile Overview class. Midway through, the students seemed restless or frustrated. One of those times where you know you are just not getting through to them, that something is blocking the students’ ability to hear what you have to say. That happens sometimes and when it is a crowd of managers in the room, you know that no amount of pushing through the material is going to help. Taking a cue from the lean thinking principle to “stop the line” when something is going wrong, Alan Shalloway decided that the best thing was to stop the class and see what was going on.

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Lean and What do we do next? - Part 1

January 17, 2007 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the podcast Lean and "So, what do we do next?" - Part 1

These Lean-Agile principles all seem reasonable, but abstract. What do we do to put it into practice?

The problem of thrashing

It has been one of those years this last month. Snow, holidays, and hospitals conspired to put me behind. So I have gotten really far behind and am slowly digging myself out. I suppose you could say to me, “Physician, heal thyself!” because I have gotten caught up in the multi-tasking / thrashing trap that we are going to talk about today. Has that ever happened to you? Where you have so much going on, so many tasks clamoring for your attention that you don’t know where to turn next? I think I am a good multi-tasker, so I was amazed at how behind I got. I decided to adopt the Lean-Agile technique of doing more by doing less at one time. My throughput has improved, even if it means I have not gotten some things – such as the blog and podcast – done according to schedule.

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Lean and the Reasons for Going Agile - Part 1

November 30, 2006 — Posted by Jim Trott

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We have been snowed in here in Seattle for the last week. It wasn’t that much snow, relative to Milwaukee, where I spent some of my childhood, but it was enough to disrupt most of our infrastructure. We just are not used to thinking about snow here. How to drive in it, what to do if we get stuck, how to adjust. It took my neighbor almost 8 hours to get from his Microsoft office to home the other night. Just a nightmare.

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Lean-Agile and the Project Manager - Part II

November 20, 2006 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the podcast Lean-Agile and Project Management - Part 2

This show involves two conversations. First, a short discussion about how the need for speed-to-market to stay ahead of younger competition is a fundamental driver for Lean-Agile. Then, we continue the conversation we started last week about Lean-Agile and Project Managers.

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