Category Archives: Lean-Agile

Digital disruption starts with disrupting your business model

Recently I was posed the question “how can we shape organisations to be successful in an environment of digital disruption?” The convergence of technologies, such as cloud, social, mobile and information (the Nexus of Forces) …. are driving the Digital Industrial Revolution … Continue reading

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Spotify breaks the rules when Scaling their Agile Engineering Culture

“One of the big success factors at Spotify is the Agile Engineering Culture.” – Henrik Kniberg Spotify started as a Scrum company in 2008 but the standard Scrum practices were getting in the way as they grew, so they made them … Continue reading

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Innovation: 4 Part Recipe for Sustaining an Innovation Pipeline

In today’s era, organisations especially large enterprises are often challenged with shrinking revenues from existing products and services.  Furthermore technological breakthroughs and incremental product development no longer necessarily provide the competitive differentiators to grow their business.  Management need to investigate … Continue reading

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Kaizen Camp Australia 2013 event reflection

Kaizen Camp was held in Melbourne this week, 20-21 May 2013.  Kaizen Camp is an unconference held in the style of Lean Coffee with 8 sessions, 60 attendees and over 50 topics discussed.  It was the first Kaizen Camp in … Continue reading

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Passed the PMI-ACP Exam

Yesterday I passed the PMI – Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam with Proficient results. Woo Hoo!! I took a very very light weight approach to my preparation.  I am currently very time poor which has led me to do minimal … Continue reading

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LAST Conference 2012 Notes

Last week I attended the LAST Conference (Lean, Agile, Systems Thinking) held at Swinburne University.  The LAST Conference is a big departure from the Agile Australia 2012 conference I attended earlier this year.  There was no fanfare, no big build … Continue reading

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Agile, Walt Disney Creativity Strategy and Ritual Dissent

Recently a colleague and I were facilitating an agile project initiation workshop.  To help the team to come up with ideas and formulate solutions for the problem they were trying to solve we used a method that combined the Walt … Continue reading

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Innovation through customer collaboration and feedback

Nordstrom is one of USA’s leading fashion specialty retailers and is a Fortune 500 company (2011 – ranked 254).  When I think of a fashion retail company, innovation isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.  So how does a … Continue reading

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Quotes from Taiichi Ohno

I came across a great article by Masaaki Imai on Gemba Panta Rei celebrating Taiichi Ohno’s 100th Birthday which contained some of his brilliant quotes on management and thought I will re-post them: “Let the flow manage the processes, and … Continue reading

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Is this the ultimate test on usability?

Apple have been innovative in their great customer experience with their touch screen gesture controls in their iPhone and iPad products. Is this video showing the ultimate form of usability (UX) – a baby using a product? You will notice … Continue reading

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