Lean Digital Summit – Toyota Kata Puzzle experience workshop

Here are the slides from my Toyota Kata Puzzle experience workshop that I ran atthe Lean Digital Summit in Lisbon 2018-10-19

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Busy Bee Paradox Krakow Meetup

Don’t we all think that we get more done if we stay busy? We feel good and efficient. We may even get a pat on the back or even a promotion.
But is this good for the company? Is it good for our customers? Are we really optimizing for the whole or are we just keeping ourselves busy?

Moving to a new Kingdom

After 3.5 years at Avega Group, I have decided to move to a new Kingdom.  As of the 6th of October I will start the next chapter of my professional saga. I will take employment at King in Stockholm as an internal coach.

MovingToANewKindom

It has been 3.5 awesome years at Avega Group. I have been very lucky to work with some of the best people in the industry. I have learned so much from all of you. You have made me grow and develop. I will miss you all!

I have also had the greatest privilege to represent Avega Group at many different conferences and events around the world. It has been very rewarding and I have learned a lot.

Nevertheless, it is now time for me to venture into the new and exciting King Kingdom.

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Waste of overproduction > waste of highly skilled people idling? – #Agile2014 Q&A part 2

How to improve Flow EfficiencyAgile 2014 P8

This is my second Q&A post for my #Agile2014 session: How to improve Flow Efficiency, Remove the Red bricks! In this, my previous and upcoming posts I will answer some of the questions I have received as session feedback after the session.

Q2: The presentation gave a full demonstration of the issue and how to address the problem. However the only issue I had with it is that it is essentially teaching to have your highly skilled, highly paid people sit and wait for work when it is ready. I would like to see the real metrics when you consider the overhead of these highly skilled people. But in general, I think you did a really good job of pointing out the issue and ways to address it. Entertaining presentation as well.

BusyWorkers BusyFlowunit

Yes, I am proposing that for some organizations, based on their context, it is a valid business/operational strategy to focus more on having the flow units (e.g. user stories, features, MVP, project) being worked on all the time over having our highly skilled, highly paid people utilized all the time.

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Are you too busy to improve #lkse14

Here are my slides and video from my talk at the Lean Kanban Southern Europe conference in Bologna on the 30th of May.

 

Don’t we all think that we get more done if we stay busy? We feel good and efficient. We get a pat on the back or a nod of approval from the managers when pulling that all-nighter once again. It may feel good and we could even get a raise for being so efficient, but is this good for the company? Is it good for our customers?

The RED brick cancer – Lean Agile Scotland 2013-09-19

It was great to get to Edinburgh and be able to present at Lean Agile Scotland. Unfortunately there was some technical issues in the beginning of the session. Sorry about that! Hope you enjoyed the session anyway. Big thank you to Chris McDermott @chrisvmcd, the rest of the organizers, all the attendees, all the speakers and the sponsors for making this great even happen.

Hope to see you next year.

Session description:

Time is valuable, and when it is gone, it is gone. Are you focusing on flow or just keeping yourself busy? How much has the red brick cancer spread in your processes?

In this session we will talk about time. We will explore the differences between systems with high resource efficiency and systems focused on flow efficiency. We take a look at how to remove the red brick cancer in your processes. You will learn how to understand and improve the end to end flow in your system.