Category Archive for "Lean"

How to Deliver Actual Outcomes

Mar 07 2017

We’re always looking for ways to deliver remarkable outcomes. To that end, we adopted Tom Gilb‘s Impact Estimation Tables during our product development…

3 things I learned about Agile

Jan 09 2017

As a non-technical person who has come into the world of software development, I want to raise what I see because we…

Systems are seductive

Nov 01 2011

We leap into solving problems with a system of our own design because we convince ourselves they do the job faster, better,…

Boards for a more user-focused discovery-oriented approach

Aug 01 2010

Backlog “out”. Mind map “in” showing user activities and high-level tasks to get more user-focused We haven’t used a conventional list of…

Product stream

Oct 01 2009

Think of a product stream as a small company working exclusively on a product and delivering features that excite users to maximize…

Create value by focusing on end-users

Apr 01 2008

What’s valuable to a business? At the end of the day, the goal of every company is to make money. So, ultimately,…

Create a Lean Organisation

Nov 01 2007

  Get started Find a change agent who wants to get the knowledge to apply lean thinking and lead the transformation. Map the entire value stream for each…

Visibility is a good thing

Jul 01 2007

Via Lean Blog. Ford CEO, Alan Mulally, talks about the concept of making problems visible and how Ford had a culture of hiding the problems to make…

Value

Jul 01 2007

Understand value from your customers’ perspective. Zeithaml and Bitner define value as some combination of the following: Value is low price. E.g. the customer wants a…

Keep it lean

Jun 01 2007

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication – Leonardo Da Vinci Too much of everything? Too many features, choice, and steps? Too much information, too much to think about?…

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