Author Archives: Patrick Steyaert

Managing risks and options with discovery Kanban

At the London Lean Kanban day last month I gave the following presentation on discovery kanban. Advertisements

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Lean Kanban Europrean Tour 2012 – Resilient change

Here’s the slides of my presentations at LKNL2012 and LKFR2012:  

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Resilience, Adaptability and Transformability with Kanban

Resilience “Imagine you are on a boat docked in a calm harbor and you want to quickly carry a brim-full cup of water across a stateroom without spilling. Now imagine the same situation but with the boat in rough seas. … Continue reading

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When change is the bottleneck

A couple of weeks ago I was doing an in-company Kanban workshop. I knew the team that participated in the workshop from before. I had been working briefly with them a few years ago. From the moment people started coming … Continue reading

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Lead time, Loopbacks, Leadership and Learning – 4L root cause analysis of programme performance

Recently I was asked with a colleague to perform a root cause analysis of a large transformation programme. The expectation of the customer was not to perform an assessment of the programme against a best-practice model but really to find … Continue reading

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Discovery and the whole systems Kanban

The whole systems view and deliberate discovery The focus of Lean is on delivering value. The purpose is to deliver value for the business that pays for it. Value of the product is not in the delivery but in the use … Continue reading

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From Stocks to Flows (and from portfolio to end-to-end)

At LSSC12, Mike Burrows organized an evening meeting on “portfolio stuff” (sic). He is reporting about this on his blog. In his blog he wonders whether the name “portfolio management” is the right name as it carries the bagage of … Continue reading

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