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    Using Blocker Clustering, Defect Clustering, and Prioritization for Process Improvement

    by Klaus Leopold Follow 1 Followers , Troy Magennis Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 08, 2015 3

    When work gets delayed (it’s blocked), it is of particular interest to look for ways to improve the smooth flow of work by resolving the causes of that delay. In the long term, finding ways to eliminate the root causes of these delays is a superior solution. This article discusses clustering blockers and provides ways to prioritize those blockers that have the most impact or are the quickest wins.

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    Q&A on the Book More Fearless Change

    by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  May 19, 2015

    The book More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen by Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising provides patterns that can be used to drive change in organizations in a sustainable way. It contains updated descriptions of the 48 patterns from the book Fearless Change and provides 15 new patterns.

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    Impediment Busting: Designing an Impediment Removal Process for Your Organization

    by Ken Power Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 15, 2015

    Lean Product Development takes an end-to-end focus on the flow of work through a system. Rather than focus on traditional measures such as capacity utilization, it proves more effective to focus on how work is moving through the system. This article discusses what impedes the flow of work, and how we manage impediments to the flow of work.

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Yes, Hardware Can Be Agile!

Posted by Nancy Van Schooenderwoert Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 18, 2015

A mix of existing robust hardware development ideas, plus a few newly taken from Agile software are being used now by real teams, even to get around or through the challenge of doing fast iterations.

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Using Agile Retrospectives for Organizational Change

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 12, 2015

The book Retrospectives for Organizational Change by Jutta Eckstein explores how agile retrospectives can be applied to initiate and implement organizational change.

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Interview and Book Review: Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners

Posted by Craig Smith Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 17, 2014

"Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners" by Ilan Goldstein is a must read book that delivers real world examples on how to effectively implement and embed Agile in your team or organisation.

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Q&A with Jeff Sutherland on Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 05, 2014

In his new book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, Jeff Sutherland explains how the Scrum framework can be used as a general business practice to accelerate work of all kinds.

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More Than LeSS

Posted by Thomas Spielhofer Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 12, 2014

This article provides a holistic approach to scaling Scrum. It is based on LeSS, amending it to better face the challenges of large projects. 5

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Q&A with Nadja Macht on Innovation, Flow and Continuous Improvement

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Jul 28, 2014

Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about balancing flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying retrospectives for continuous improvement.

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Kanban on Track - Evolutionary Change Management at the Swiss Railways

Posted by Sigi Kaltenecker Follow 2 Followers , Mike Beyer Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 28, 2014

Swiss Railways employed Kanban to transform a department from disappointing performance to predictable efficiency through a series of incremental improvements. A report of their two year journey. 4

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Culture is the True North - Scaling at Jimdo

Posted by Arne Roock Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 24, 2014

A lot of the pain that large and medium-sized organizations are facing boils down to scaling. At Jimdo, the approach to scaling relies on three major factors: culture, communication, and kaizen.

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Bug Fixing Vs. Problem Solving - From Agile to Lean

Posted by Cecil Dijoux Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 07, 2014

Lean has proved to be instrumental in moving beyond Agile with a practice of continuous improvement distincting between bugs and problems that directly effects on team performance and engagement. 2

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