Exponential Return - The Principles of Agile Organization - 1 of 6
An Agile Organization is a pod of dolphins, not a dancing elephant. XSCALE doesn't scale Agile to the organization but de-scales the organization to Agile. In this session Peter Merel introduces the first of the Agile Organization principles, contrasting Kodak with Apple, and Exo with Kano, to illustrate the essential exponential-ROI product management strategy called "extropy".
Simple Design - The Principles of Agile Organization - 2 of 6
An Agile Organization is a pod of dolphins, not a dancing elephant. It doesn't scale Agile to the organization; it de-scales the organization to Agile. Contrasting and combining the design methods of Apple, IDEO and Toyota, Peter Merel shows how Pirate Metrics, BDD and Reductive Reasoning generate simple designs for products and value streams.
Continuous Throughput - The Principles of Agile Organization - 3 of 6
An Agile Organization is a pod of dolphins, not a dancing elephant. It isn't scaling Agile to the organization; it's de-scaling the organization to Agile. You can't optimise what you don't measure. To continuously adapt teams to products to the market, traditional Agile metrics tell only half the story. Peter Merel explains how to combine these with McClure's Pirate Metrics and Goldratt's Throughput Accounting to continuously focus design and delivery priorities on the key constraint that limits business Agility.
Autonomous Teams - The Principles of Agile Organization - 4 of 6
An Agile Organization is a pod of dolphins, not a dancing elephant. It isn't scaling Agile to the organization; it's de-scaling the organization to Agile. How do we align Agile Design, Delivery and DevOps teams hand-in-glove, with no hands-off hand-offs? What is the Collaboration Loop Limit and how do we square it with Dunbar's Number? Peter Merel shows how to combine Von Moltke's Blitzkrieg with Hiawatha's Great Law of Peace, Koestler's Holarchy and Jobs' DRIs to generate self-managing value streams in self-aligning portfolios.
XSCALE Podcast #5: Leadership as a Service
Leadership as a Service is the focus on XSCALE fifth Podcast. Peter Merel, Stefan Wolpers and friends discuss how to use servant leadership as a collaborative protocol teams do together, not some magic EQ power for corporate Yodas. We share some of the XBA training material on what the North American Haudenosaunee Great Law of Peace has to do with Prussian Field Marshall Von Moltke’s Auftragstaktik and Apple's DRIs under Jobs. We boil that down to three simple practice-patterns for self-directing portfolios of self-managing value streams that apply at any level from DevOps to PMOs, C-Suites and Boards. This is an easy way to empower consensus decision-making while keeping individual responsibility and timely outcomes.
XSCALE Podcast #12: Ecosystems Thinking (Part One)
Ecosystems Thinking is the intersection of Holmgren’s Permaculture, Beck’s XP, Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints, and Senge’s Systems Thinking. Permaculture isn't like the others as it concerns biological ecosystems, not fossil-fuelled corporate ones. But Permaculture is the key to the business of business agility. The biggest corporations are ecosystems. Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, banks, utilities, and the media medical military complex all cultivate networks of mutual benefit among many market segments, not one time products to single-purpose end-users. Permaculture provides essential principles for designing any ecosystem. It will sustain learning ecosystems in corporations just as well as it does biological ones in high-yield small-holding farms. In recent months, Business Agility Coach Francis Liu and I have been working to specialise Permaculture principles to agile organizations. This podcast represents our first public draft of this work.
XSCALE Podcast: #13: Ecosystems Thinking (Part Two)
Ecosystems Thinking is the intersection of Beck’s XP, Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints, Senge’s Systems Thinking and Holmgren’s Permaculture. Permaculture isn't like the others as it concerns small and sustainable farming, not fossil-fuelled corporate cities. But Permaculture is critical to the business of business agility. The biggest corporations are ecosystems: Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, banks, utilities, and the media medical military complex make money by intermediating many market segments, not shipping one time products to single-purpose end-users. Permaculture provides principles for designing these ecosystems too. It can sustain learning ecosystems in these corporations just as it does the high-yield small-holding farms where it started. In recent months, Business Agility Coach Francis Liu and I have spent long hours trying to figure out how to apply Permaculture in an agile organization. This #XSCALE Podcast represents the first public draft of our work, and you’re all invited to help explore how these ideas can promote the growth of business streams while reducing short-sighted management games that limit both profit and progress.
The Camelot Model
Note there are four important updates to the model since this video was published: 1. Rotation Schemes: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/business-agility-clock-peter-merel/ 2. Circle Ratification: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/updating-camelot-model-peter-merel/ 3. Exception Management: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/camelot-update-2-self-managing-exceptions-peter-merel/ 4. Rotation method for teams of varying sizes: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/camelot-update-3-odd-sized-circles-peter-merel/ -- Original intro: The Spotify model led a generation of agilists to aspire to autonomy and alignment. Now here's a model that extends these beyond an engineering culture to business agility. Self-directing portfolios of self-managing streams of self-organising teams. Advantages: 1) No middlemen. All decisions involve doers and deciders face to face. 2) No bureaucracy. All decisions are made by groups no larger than a right-sized agile team. 3) No inertia. All decisions are continuously reviewed, enabling the organisation to turn on a dime.
Lean kanban India 2018 | Masa k Maeda
Workshop Title : Applied Quantitative Management Workshop Overview: This workshop is based on Masa’s personal experience in using Kanban quantification to help accelerate Lean-Agile transformations, mature teams and organizations. This is inclusive of Executives, Managers, Team leaders and Team members. Participants are requested to bring your laptop or tablet.
Kanban and Behavioral Economics - Webinar by Dr Masa K Maeda and SwiftKanban
Kanban is effective in helping organizations change their behavior. Behavioral economics helps us understand some of the underlying reasons why people act the way they do. In this webinar, Masa will show you how we can combine them to make people and their organizations more successful.
Webinar | From Estimation to Forecasting with Kanban by Masa K Maeda | 14th June 2018
Overview: Estimation tools such as t-shirt sizing and planning poker are fun and provide a rough idea of the effort to get things done, but we can do better than that. Kanban's quantitative management gives us the ability to forecast based on actual performance instead of perceived performance. This webinar topic is a small portion of what I will cover on my conference keynote entitled "Enterprise and business maturity through value-added quantification" Presenter: Masa K Maeda Masa K Maeda is one of the most esteemed and globally renowned experts on Lean-Agile transformation. He carries a global consulting experience of over 26 years, and has worked to transform and bring value to organizations all over the globe, including: fortune 500 companies, Silicon Valley startups and businesses of all shapes and sizes. He’s also one of the founding members of Lean Kanban University, and is the creator of Serious LeAP: a Lean-Agile model built towards making organizations prosperous. He currently operates as the CEO and Founder of Valueinnova, and is working as a consultant with the Cutter consortium. He is also an active member of the steering committee of the Agile Testing Alliance, a registered teacher at the University of California at Berkeley and a noted global public speaker involved in Agile conferences and keynotes all over the globe.
Kanban - Beyond IT and Software
Hear Dr. Masa K Maeda, renowned thought leader, consultant and coach for Lean Value Innovation, discuss the tremendous benefits of Kanban not only in IT but also for other divisions or BUs of your organization like Sales. Invite your business colleagues to collaboratively use Kanban for improving throughput, quality and other business benefits throughout the enterprise. For more information on how Swift-Kanban can help you in quality kanban implementation visit: http://www.swift-kanban.com
Increase Customer Satisfaction with Iterationless Delivery using Kanban
While Agile teams have a conceptual challenge evaluating iterationless, continuous delivery with Kanban, the fact is that this specific aspect of Kanban provides organizations a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate responsiveness and the ability to continually improve and delivery quality. This webinar by Dr. Masa K Maeda, sponsored by Swift-Kanban from Digite deals with this topic. This is a recording of the event that was held on March 26th, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.swift-kanban.com/kanban-tool.html