Agile Apple – Apple Inc. & Enterprise Agility

There are a lot of people who talk a lot about enterprise agile or agile “at scale”. They even put together very big graphics to show us how to do it. Unfortunately, they seem to miss the point. Individuals and interactions OVER processes and tools To understand what enterprise agility means, let’s look at Apple. How To Not See Enterprise… Read moreAgile Apple – Apple Inc. & Enterprise Agility

Agile, You’re Doing it Wrong

There’s an interesting problem that can appear in companies that develop their own agile IT capabilities. Ceremonies get added, scrum masters are appointed, deliveries ramp up, and all is looking good. Then a team is formed to tackle some novel problem or implement some new industry buzz word. I think that having an SDLC will help us.  Let’s get some… Read moreAgile, You’re Doing it Wrong

Why > Busy

Earlier, we talked about how busyness works against agile & lean.  Today, we’ll look at how to replace busyness with value delivery (the heart of agile & lean). Given that busyness has been framed as the enemy, you may be thinking:  That sounds great, but there are still salaries being paid and clients expect results; if I’m not making sure… Read moreWhy > Busy

The Prime Waste – Busyness

There is a common feeling that indicates the presence of all 8 wastes. It was best described by my former leader when he summarized what team members were telling him: I’m too busy doing my job, to do my job. By taking a step back, it becomes obvious how constant busyness undermines the business by inviting all 8 wastes and creating a vicious… Read moreThe Prime Waste – Busyness