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Brickell Key Award 2015

I am very excited and honoured to announce that I am nominated for this year’s Brickell Key Award. For those of you who don’t know the Brickell Key Award, it is the way of honouring people that have shown leadership and contributions in … Continue reading

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Not all change is alike

After the opening session at the Kanban Leadership retreat in Portugal it is clear that change is again a big topic at the retreat. Mike Burrows’ session proposal is on visualising change (have a look at his recent blog post). … Continue reading

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Visual project management

I did a webinar for LeanKit where I explore the why-how-what of Visual Project Management. Below you can find a link to the slides. Visual Management Webinar – LeanKit & Patrick Steyaert from LeanKit

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A serendipitous rediscovery

When I met Sean Murphy of SKMurphy at the Lean Startup conference in Dec of last year I could not have imagined that this encounter would put an overlooked topic back on our agenda. Sean and I got into a … Continue reading

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6D root cause analysis of flow in knowledge work

I have been working on a little framework for analyzing why work is, or is not, flowing. The result can be seen below. It takes the form of an Ishikawa, or fishbone, diagram. The purpose is to look at a … Continue reading

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A careful analysis of work organization underlying Scrum and Kanban

The Scrum vs Kanban discussion is quite a debate with many different viewpoints including the viewpoint that it is a pointless debate. I personally think that something useful can be extracted. In order to do so we need to look inside the … Continue reading

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Using narrative to research Kanban implementations

Update to this post (Oct. 30, 2013) During the months after this blog post, Arno Korpershoek and myself have worked on an implementation of a narrative research tool (as described in the blog post) for lean agile organizations based on … Continue reading

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Managing risks and options with discovery Kanban

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

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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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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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