Tag Archives: lean management

benefits of continuous improvement

How Continuous Improvement Can Benefit Your Business

The term continuous improvement is fairly self-explanatory. It almost seems too simple, but this industry buzzword is about continually improving your business, processes, and way of working. How you go about studying, planning, implementing and evolving that improvement is where it gets more complicated. You need to encourage a philosophy of constant, logical, and sustainable improvement […]

Flying at project portfolio level with Klaus Leopold

How to Fly Your Business at Portfolio Level | LAMP ep.13

“Starting work doesn’t generate value, starting work only costs money. Finishing work generates value.” – Klaus Leopold First, there was personal productivity. Then, everyone started talking about Agile teams. Today, it’s time to take it even higher. In this episode of the Lamp, we are talking about business alignment with Klaus Leopold. Klaus is an experienced computer scientist […]

6 Traits of a Successful Lean Manager

6 Traits of a Successful Lean Manager

In all too many organizations, “manager” is nothing more than a different job description and pay scale. Managers go to more and different meetings, and complete more and different paperwork, but aren’t fundamentally different from other employees. They don’t require more of a person as a mentor or as a leader, and they don’t require […]

Portfolio Kanban with Nader Talai

Portfolio Kanban: When It’s Time to Scale Up | LAMP ep.11

Is team Kanban really enough to achieve Business Agility? If you already practice Kanban, you are probably enjoying the visibility and efficiency it brings on the team level. However, the joys of having agility in a siloed team wear off quickly if the rest of the organization is inefficient and slow. The answer? Let me […]

Judy Rees on Lean Agile Management Podcast

#1 Way to Fix Poor Team Communication | LAMP ep.10

“You want happy staff. You become more productive as the manager because you don’t have to deal with the hassles.” – Judy Rees Today on Lean Agile Management Podcast, we’re talking to Judy Rees about effective communication in complex environments to learn how to improve team communication at work using a method called Clean Language. […]

Business Agility is not an option. It's a matter of business survival

Sorry, Business Agility Is Not an Option Anymore. | LAMP ep. 9

“Business Agility is not an option. It’s a matter of business survival.” – Jose Casal Will your business be around in 10 years or will you be replaced by a newcomer? How long does it take for your business to deliver a new product from the idea to the market?  If questions like these make […]

How to build and execute an agile business strategy

How to Build and Execute a Strategy That Works | LAMP ep.7

“If from your strategy you can’t identify anything that you would say no to, it’s probably not a good strategy.” – Karl Scotland Strategy Execution is Hard. Creating Strategy is Even Harder. Are you struggling with too many conflicting priorities? Constantly dealing with short-term unachievable targets that only send the whole team into a total […]

Who is your customer? How to earn customer's trust? LAMP ep6

How to Gain Customer’s Trust with Service Delivery Review? LAMP ep.6

“Without having the understanding of what customer values, teams are going to turn to vanity metrics ” – Matt Philip Who is your customer? Do you truly understand their pains and needs? Did you prove that with the way you build and deliver your products or design your services? The chances are, if you can give […]

How to Start Lean Transformation

How to Start a Lean Agile Transformation? LAMP ep.5

“If governments can do this, then private organizations certainly can” – Mike Burrows Think going Lean is hard? Meet the person who helped the British government to undergo an Agile transformation in its digital services teams. In the fifth episode of Lean Agile Management Podcast, we asked a change management expert and a governmental Lean-Agile […]