10 Top Process Improvement Tools You Need to Create a More Sustainable Business


A study by BCG/MIT finds that 90% of executives deem sustainability to be important, yet only 60% of companies incorporate sustainability as part of their business strategy, and even less (25%) integrate sustainability into the core of their business model.

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The Agile Manifesto from a Lean Perspective


To what extent, for example, is the Manifesto a reflex of “lean thinking”? There’s a clear synergy between lean and agile practice, and attempts to tease them apart can often seem contrived and artificial. Interestingly, in the published history of the Agile Manifesto, the word “lean” does not appear even once. Could it be that the authors were influenced by a “lean” gestalt which they saw no reason to explicitly acknowledge?

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Product Mindset: Encouraging Ownership in a Scrum Team


The Steps and Exercises of the Product Mindset Workshop. Once the Product Owner has refreshed the team’s understanding of what the product vision is, we move on to the product box exercise. Allocate about 45 minutes to the product box exercise. .

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The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

They aim to instil lean concepts of respect for people, minimization of waste, and value delivery. The claimed benefits:   By eliminating the handoffs between development teams and sustainment teams, more knowledge about the system, and how to extend it, is retained. Handoffs are very wasteful—they contribute to the eight lean DOWNTIME wastes…. Transformations are flavor of the month.

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The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020


However, instead of leaning heavily on theory, it uses real-world examples to illustrate how these scenarios play out. The Culture Code is a guidebook for working with the people on your team that doesn’t rely on cheesy exercises, motivators, or team-building events.

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How to Relax Away From the Screen


While focusing on taking deep breaths, sometimes I’ll even raise my legs so that they are leaning against the bathroom wall. When it comes to practices that help sustain and nourish ourselves, having a community involved is critical,” says Akili.

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Comparing Nexus and SAFe - Similarities, Differences, potential synergies


Lean/Agile Leadership. Both SAFe and Scrum/Nexus emphasize the need for a different style of leadership - leaders who serve, have a growth mindset, lead by example, live and breath Lean/Agile principles and practices, and strive for relentless improvement. .

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Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners


They provide a better understanding and also help us to work sustainably over a long period. Retrospectives are also applicable in flow based Lean-Agile frameworks, e.g., Kanban , where you can have retrospectives on-demand. In this exercise, each retrospective participant anonymously writes sown his or her position and puts it on a slip of paper or index card. This exercise informs about the participants’ attitudes in particular.

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A Digital Service Canvas for Government and Enterprise


He recognized that something like a business model canvas would offer great potential in an entrepreneurial, Lean Startup context. Maurya envisioned iterating through multiple versions of a canvas as quickly as possible until a sustainable business model is found. Nevertheless, it can be an interesting exercise (hint: time is money and there are various types of waste an organization could reasonably hope to avoid).

Risk-aware Product Development (a.k.a. Scrum)


In the Lean Startup movement, we typically talk about the " Build it and they will come " fallacy. The Risk Burndown Exercise. An exercise I often use to get this point across is to ask people in the room to draw a chart of the amount of risk/uncertainty in their projects from initiation all the way to the moment all risk/uncertainty has been exposed. "There's no predictability/commitment in Agile/Scrum".

Guest Post: Dhaval Panchal on Satir Change Model

Stepping Into Project Management

Examples: Individuals working long hours compensate by not exercising or spending less time on family matters. Actors who are compensating and sustaining late status quo find their situation is no longer tenable. This helps them to find time for physical exercise, and taking care of their family. This is a guest post by Dhaval Panchal an e xperienced executive, Agile Coach, and Organization Design consultant.

Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

And so sustainable business agility. This is Mike Cottmeyer's talk from AgileIndy 2021 on The Executive's Guide to Why Agile Transformation Fails. Transcript. Announcer] This is Mike Cottmeyer’s talk from AgileIndy, 2021 on “Why Agile Transformation Fails.”

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The Kanban perspective on Teams


If you look at the definition of Kanban or Lean, you wouldn't find teams anywhere there. But since in most environments we are facing a complex system with uncertainty/variability in the workload/demand, as well as the implementation effort/specialty required, it seems like sustaining stable teams will cost us in some optimization. To Team or not to Team?


Strategy Knotworking: turning ideas and ambitions into reality


Strategy Knotworking“ is a coherent set of Liberating Structures that aims to involve and engage everyone in developing and evolving sustainable strategies on all levels of an organization. Note how carefully people are listening to each other, how they are leaning in and how they are giving each other their full attention. Mad Tea is an energetic, fast-paced exercise that helps to share ideas, insights, and thoughts with each other.