Lean and Agile software development can help your organisation deliver early and often, but this is not sufficient. Without clear and transparent alignment on a strategy, the organisation might still just end up keeping itself busy and not achieving the desired results.
Making your strategy happen involves two major, symbiotic components: strategy alignment and strategy execution.
Aligning on the right strategy can be a challenge in today’s complex world. Hoshin Kanri is an approach to meeting this challenge by drawing for the collective brain trust in your organisation.
Organisations also need to become laboratories: constantly running experiments, generating learning, and applying that learning to continually progress towards their strategy. In this session, you will learn how to create this symbiosis of strategy alignment and strategy execution using Hoshin Kanri and Toyota Kata as one system.
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?
Here are my slides from my talk KATA – Habits for Lean learning at Agile Australia 2016 in Melbourne.
Learn how to build a Lean learning culture at every level of your organisation. In this presentation from the LEGO enthusiast and Agile Coach at King Hakan Forss, you will discover how the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata can form the foundational habits of a Lean learning organisation. You will be introduced to two core habits and how they will help you to create an organisation of learners that will improve your business.
It is not uncommon to hear people say that software development is non-repetitive work where the work always unique and rarely repeat. It is not uncommon to hear people say that software development is a craft, an act of design and even divine inspiration and that we therefore can learn from other industries that is described as repetitive.
I think this is a fallacy, a fallacy I call the Non-Repetitive Work Fallacy.
I had the great please to have parts of my session Toyota kata in knowledge work to be featured in the Toyota Kata PodCast episode 7 as Toyota Kata – Habits for Continuous Learning and Improvement.
You can listen and sign up for the podCast here or listen directly to episode 7 here.
You can also watch the video version produced by Mike Rother.
A big thank you to Mark Graban and Mike Rother for all the work of editing and the new and improved SlideDeck.
The video and slides from my talk “Experimentation is King” that I gave at Lean Kanban Central Europe 2015
This is a story of a teams Improvement Kata journey. You will see how they transitioned from a scooter to a race bike.
This presentation was given as part of the KataSummit 2015 Software Practitioners Panel in Fort Lauderdale 2015-02-19