Tag: Agile – Agile Mindset

A Phoenix Burns

Bill, Chris, John, Patty and Wes walk into a bar to fret over the demise of their accomplishments…

If only they had conceived that constraints also exist outside of the IT manufacturing system.

All they accomplished was to build a faster, more reliable and better handling car for Steve to drive like he stole it. Steve’s behavior didn’t change, nor did the culture. The culture changed in the part but not the whole.

Deming was right, leaders must know the way and teach it.

But to make the new culture stick they must also be the new culture. Live and display it by example.

If change is perceived as a shiny new leash disguised as better behavior from leadership then trust will be permanently damaged. Your Taylorism cannot hide from the people.

Meanwhile, Dick was enjoying a spreadsheet showing him new numbers post-layoff of half the IT budget…

#culture #systemsthinking #orgmindset #DEVOPS

#thephoenixproject #funwithbooks

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Agile Moment: Lego Serious play for SAFe® Teams Sim

During the Lego Serious play for SAFe® Teams Sim this week one of the teams decided they were a component team supporting the rest of the ART.

Do you think the experiment worked?

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Update: FAA Lean-Agile Transformation

Keep up with the latest in Lean-Agile Federal Government at the MONRONeY where my FAA client is on pace for a true holistic organizational transformation in ways of thinking and working.

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#leangovernment #SAFe #lean #Scrum #agile #government

 

The Cost of Change

“Every time we let Brent fix something that none of us can replicate, Brent gets a little smarter, and the entire system gets dumber.” – The Phoenix Project

And yet organizations continue using this fallacious hero PERSON OR TEAM mental model filled with poor assumptions and more than a few negative biases. Why?

Because it is too hard to change?

Costs too much?

Ever notice how people know how much things cost when it’s something they don’t want to do? But when it comes time to estimate a change that the customer wants “it’s nigh impossible to estimate?”

This works the same way when changing a culture.

#orgmindset #change #systemsthinking #SAFe #DEVOPS #waysofthinking

Vlog – Coaching Tip #7 – Proxy Leadership

Interesting conversation in the latest orgmindset podcast with Alex and Andrew. In this Coaching Tip I expand on a topic they discussed regarding organizational anti-patterns.

*my coaching videos are unscripted and unedited. Apologies for my ugly mug. This particular video was done in one take. Some, I’ve redone a few times because I said something incredibly amazing, but didn’t want to share. I don’t have time to retake videos. I’d prefer to get something good down and post the content. 🙂

The prioritization of priority

Ways of working and ways of thinking… and other obvious, obscure things.

Prioritization doesn’t matter until you run out of capacity.

And since it is Valentine’s Day, the commercial holiday of love, a funny bit from the agilesphere…

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SAFe® Epic + Capabilities Board An example of a physical SAFe® Epic + Capabilities Board

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SAFe® Epics and Capabilities mapped out in priority order. Copyright 2017 Blogagility.com.

My client has been working hard to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of the Scaled Agile Framework. Part of that process is to identify value streams flowing through the organization and begin the process of identifying the work that is on the streams. The value streams were identified well over a year ago. The process of researching, analyzing and identifying all of the work has been challenging, but very fruitful. Continue reading “SAFe® Epic + Capabilities Board An example of a physical SAFe® Epic + Capabilities Board”