Start Stronger, Get Better, and Do More: A Conversation with James Sutton and Marc Danziger

September 8, 2016 — Posted by Jim Trott

Start Stronger, Get Better, and Do More: A Conversation with James Sutton and Marc Danziger

James Sutton, Marc Danziger, and Jim Trott talk about transformation, systems thinking, the borders that Agile erects that can inhibit scaling, coaching, and why Lean thinking requires you to start with understanding the existing culture.

Jim Sutton summarizes this as "Start Stronger, Get Better, and Do More." Start Stronger involves "how to start with much-better value candidates"; Get Better focuses on how to walk into a transformation; and Do More is the Lean principle of Perfection. This comes from their long experience with Lean, systems, and helping organizations and programs both large and small scale and succeed. With Lean thinking and Agile practices. Because the reality is that Agile transitions do not always scale up. As Jim Sutton says, success in a little thing does not mean you will have success just by doing more and more of that little thing. Scale requires more approaches, different kinds of thinking.

At first, I wondered if this would seem a little academic. But, as we got into it, it became apparent how helpful this is, especially to someone who is having to coach a transition in an organization. There is a lot to think about.

You can use the forums on the Net Objectives Portal to ask questions about the webinar.  Note, you will have to register on the portal to do so.

Music used in this podcast: “And So It Begins” and “Easy Lemon” by Kevin MacLeod © Incompetech Inc.

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In this show, Jim Sutton, Marc Danziger, and I talk about transformation, systems thinking, the borders that Agile erects that can inhibit scaling, coaching and why Lean thinking requires you to start with understanding the existing culture.

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About the author | Jim Trott

Jim Trott is a senior consultant for Net Objectives. He has used object-oriented and pattern-based analysis techniques throughout his 20 year career in knowledge management and knowledge engineering. He is the co-author of Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design, Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility, and the Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams.



        

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